Greater Vasa-Parrot

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 02 April 2014
Scientific Name
Coracopsis vasa
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittrichasiidae
  • Coracopsis
  • C. vasa
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
19.7 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 马岛鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) vaza velký
Danish (Dansk) Vasapapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Vasapapegaai
Finnish (Suomi) isomustakaija
French (Français) Perroquet vaza
German (Deutsch) Großer Vasa
Italian (Italiano) Vasa maggiore
Japanese (日本語) クロインコ [kuroinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Vasapapegøye
Polish (Polski) papuzica duza
Russian (русский язык) Большой попугай-ваза
Spanish (Español) Loro Vasa
Swedish (Svenska) Större vasapapegoja
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