Head and body length: approx 16 cm
Estimated at fewer than 5,000
Montane forest on the Amber Mountain massif in nothern Madagascar
Living small. For the Amber Mountain rock thrush, the world it knows is remarkable limited- restricted to a solidarity block of forests on a single mountain in Madagascar. In fact, its entire home range is half the size of New York City. Foraging on the ground and understory of this tiny domain, the thrush seeks out a variety of terrestrial and aerial prey. It then returns to its nest, built in tree hollows beneath overhangs or among tree fern and pandanus leaves. But the "island"n of forest that provides its food and shelter faces the very big threat of habitat loss in a country in a country where less than 10% of the original forest remains.