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Vasa Parrot

Coracopsis vasa (Shaw, 1812)

The Greater Vasa Parrot Coracopsis vasa is one of two species of vasa parrot, the other being the Lesser Vasa Parrot C. nigra. The Greater vasa parrot can be found throughout Madagascar and the Comoros. In Madagascar it is more common in portions of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests, compared with the Lesser Vasa Parrot which is more common in the humid forests of the east coast. The Greater Vasa Parrot has a very unusual breeding biology and mating system. Females are 25% larger than males and are physically dominant. The species lives in loose polygynandrous groups wherein each female has at least 3-8 sexual partners. The males have re-evolved a phallus and copulations can last up to 90 minutes. Copulations come in two varieties, short duration (1–3 seconds) and long duration (averaging 36 minutes), with the latter involving a copulatory tie. During brooding and chick-rearing, females shed their head feathers and develop bright orange skin coloration, and also sing complex songs from perches close to the nest. These serve to attract males to approach and regurgitate food, which the female accepts while off the nest. The females also defend a territory around their nest from other females during this period. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Psittaciformes
Family:
  Psittaculidae
Genus:
  Coracopsis

Scientific:
  Coracopsis vasa

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1812)

Reference:
  Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt2 p.528

Protonym:
  Psittacus Vasa

Avibase ID:
  FCED8B3A57021870

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FCED8B3A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177606

Geographic range:

  • Coracopsis vasa vasa: Savanna and forests of e Madagascar
  • Coracopsis vasa comorensis: Comoro Islands (Grand Comoro, Mohéli and Anjouan)
  • Coracopsis vasa drouhardi: W and s Madagascar
English:
Vasa Parrot
Czech:
vaza velký
German:
Vasapapagei
Danish:
Parrot Vasapapegøje
Spanish:
Loro Vasa
Finnish:
isomustakaija
French:
Grand Vaza
Italian:
Pappagallo vasa
Japanese:
kuroinko
Japanese:
クロインコ
Dutch:
Grote Vasapapegaai
Norwegian:
Vasapapegøye
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Vasapapegøye
Polish:
papuzica duza
Portuguese:
Papagaio-vasa
Russian:
Большой попугай-ваза
Slovak:
krkavčík väčší
Swedish:
större vasapapegoja
Ukrainian:
Папуга-ваза великий
Chinese:
马岛鹦鹉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Greater Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Greater Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Greater Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Perroquet vaza ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Perroquet vaza ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Coracopsis vasa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Coracopsis vasa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Coracopsis vasa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Vasa Parrot ( Coracopsis vasa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coracopsis vasa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coracopsis vasa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Lloro negre gros
Czech: Vaza velký
Danish: Parrot Vasapapegøje, Vasapapegøje
German: Großer Vasa, Vasa, Vasapapagei
English: Greater Vasa Parrot, Greater Vasa-Parrot, Vasa Parrot
English (IOC): Greater Vasa Parrot
Spanish: Loro Vasa
Spanish (Spain): Loro vasa
Spanish (HBW): Greater Vasa-Parrot
Estonian: ronkpapagoi
Finnish: Isomustakaija
French: Grand Perroquet vasa, Grand Vasa, Grand Vaza, Perroquet vaza
Hungarian: nagy vázapapagáj
Italian: Pappagallo vasa, Vasa maggiore
Japanese: kuroinko
Japanese: クロインコ
Scientific: Coracopsis vasa, Coracopsis vasa vasa, Mascarinus vasa, Psittacus Vasa
Lithuanian: Didžioji vaza
Malagasy: Boeza be, Boloky, Loakiho, Matsiaka, Sihotse be, Sihotsy, Vaza, Vazambe
Dutch: Grote Vasapapegaai, Grote Vasa-papegaai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vasapapegøye
Norwegian: Stor vasapapegøye, Vasapapegøye
Polish: papuzica duza, papuzica duża
Portuguese: Papagaio-vasa
Russian: Большой попугай-ваза
Slovak: krkavcík väcší, krkavčík väčší
Serbian: Veliki vasa papagaj
Swedish: Större vasapapegoja
Turkish: Kara Papağan
Ukrainian: Папуга-ваза великий
Chinese: 马岛鹦鹉
Chinese (Traditional): 大瓦薩鸚鵡

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