Beautiful blue-and-white mid-sized vanga. Male is bright blue, with a blue bill; female duller blue, with a dark bill. Found in dry deciduous forest, rainforest, and gallery forest at low and middle elevations. Usually found in pairs, often in mixed flocks with other bird species. Call is a rasping scold that is repeated incessantly. Blue back separates it from White-headed and Chabert Vangas.