Ward's flycatcher

Ward's flycatcher (Pseudobias wardi), also known as Ward's flycatcher-vanga, is a species of bird in the family Vangidae. It is monotypic within the genus Pseudobias.[2] It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[1]

Ward's flycatcher
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vangidae
Genus: Pseudobias
Sharpe, 1870
P. wardi
Binomial name
Pseudobias wardi
Sharpe, 1870

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the English naturalist Christopher Ward, who collected the type specimen of the bird.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Pseudobias wardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22707821A94138996. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22707821A94138996.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Pseudobias". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 358.