The Schlegel’s asity (Philepitta schlegeli) is a species of bird in the Philepittidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
I was lucky enough to see one in Ankarafantsika NP. This little guy just knew he was cooler than cool and sat there for several minutes showing off to a thrilled group of birders!
I am not 100% sure of the name of the circuit but all the guides know where to find this bird as it is very highly sought after! Don’t let the wide range fool you, every reference I could find online to sightings of Schelgel’s Asity are in Ankarafantsika.
Sadly there aren’t many videos of this little beauty. From what I hear, they are very hard to find and very few people get good photos even, never mind video! Makes me feel extra lucky! There are a few on IBC.