Lesser vasa parrot

Lesser vasa parrot

Lesser vasa parrot, Black parrot

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Coracopsis nigra

The lesser vasa parrot or black parrot (Coracopsis nigra ) is a black coloured parrot endemic to most of Madagascar. It is one of four species of vasa parrots, the others being the greater vasa parrot C. vasa, the Seychelles black parrot (C. barklyi ), and the Comoros black parrot (C. sibilans ). The latter two were formerly considered conspecific with the lesser vasa parrot.

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Lesser vasa parrots inhabit the mangrove swamps and evergreen forests of Madagascar. They eat seeds, blossoms and fruit - especially berries and mangos.

They build their nests in tree hollows and go through courtship in February. During this time, the female may shed the feathers on her head giving it a yellowish tone. The male's beak may also turn white during this time.

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References

1. Lesser vasa parrot Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_vasa_parrot
2. Lesser vasa parrot on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22727885/94964612
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/624301

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