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Greater Vasa-Parrot

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
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Greater Scaup

  • Aythya marila
  • Ducks & Geese

About the Greater Vasa-Parrot

Also known as: Vasa Parrot

The Greater Vasa-Parrot is a dark species of parrot native to Madagascar and the Comoros.

Vasa parrots have long necks and long legs compared to other species of parrot. They have dark grey matte plumage which appears black.

Greater Vasa-Parrots have a fairly large range and a conservation status of Least Concern as of March 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 April 2014
Scientific Name Coracopsis vasa
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittrichasiidae
  • Coracopsis
  • C. vasa
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 25 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
19.7 inches

International Names

  • 马岛鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • vaza velký (Czech)
  • Vasapapegøje (Danish)
  • Grote Vasapapegaai (Dutch)
  • isomustakaija (Finnish)
  • Perroquet vaza (French)
  • Großer Vasa (German)
  • Vasa maggiore (Italian)
  • クロインコ [kuroinko] (Japanese)
  • Vasapapegøye (Norwegian)
  • papuzica duza (Polish)
  • Большой попугай-ваза (Russian)
  • Loro Vasa (Spanish)
  • Större vasapapegoja (Swedish)