Tropical dry forest of Madagascar

Tropical dry forest

Tropical dry forests, in contrast to rainforest, have to survive a long dry season each year, so the predominantly deciduous trees shed their leaves to cope with it. Sunlight can then reach the ground, so the season that's bad for the trees is good for the forest floor. Though there's generally less biodiversity here than in a rainforest, there's more scope for ground-dwellers in the resulting thick undergrowth.

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Ecozones where this habitat is found

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