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Coracopsis vasa (Greater Vasa Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
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Infraspecies

Coracopsis vasa comorensis (Comoro Island vasa parrot)
Coracopsis vasa drouhardi (Western vasa parrot)
Coracopsis vasa vasa (Vasa parrot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.6077
EDGE Score: 2.68155

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.157 lbs (525 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  40 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  40 %
Clutch Size [3]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  54 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Prey / Diet

Commiphora guillaumini[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Coracopsis nigra (Lesser Vasa Parrot)1
Dicrurus forficatus (Crested Drongo)1
Neomixis tenella (Common Jery)1
Propithecus verreauxi (Verreaux's sifaka)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Seed Dispersal by Birds in a South African and a Malagasy Commiphora Species, Bärbel Bleher, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecotropica 6: 43–53, 2000
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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