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Greater Vasa Parrot
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Alternative name(s): Vasa Parrot
They have truncated bodies with long necks, black to grey feathers and a pink beak. During the breeding season the skin turns yellow and they lose their feathers. The female's feathers turn brown without a moult as a result of the redistribution of melanin, which is the pigment that makes the Vasas' feathers black.
Three subspecies are recognized, vasa, comorensis, and drouhardi (the photo most likely shows the subspecies drouhardi). Its sister species Coracopsis nigra is alternatively called Black Parrot or Lesser Vasa Parrot.
2-3 eggs are laid and are incubated by the female.
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