Small, black-and-white finch-like vanga. Shows a white patch at the base of the tail in the southwest, and an all-black tail elsewhere. Madagascar endemic that is found in all forest types, and sometimes in plantations and scrub. Constantly on the move, usually in small flocks. Frequently gives a dry “cha-bert” call. Smaller than White-headed Vanga, with a black cap. Also smaller than Blue Vanga, with a black rather than blue back.