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Coracopsis nigra (Lesser Vasa Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lesser Vasa Parrot or Black Parrot Coracopsis nigra is a black coloured parrot native to Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, and Seychelles. It is one of two species of vasa parrots, the other being the Greater Vasa Parrot C. vasa; although, the subspecies C. n. barklyi, of the Seychelles, is sometimes split as a third species, the Seychelles Black Parrot.
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Infraspecies

Coracopsis nigra libs (Western black parrot)
Coracopsis nigra nigra (Black parrot)
Coracopsis nigra sibilans (Comoro black parrot)

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  194 grams
Clutch Size [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  34 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Comoros forests Comoros Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Granitic Seychelles forests Seychelles Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Madagascar dry deciduous forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar ericoid thickets Madagascar Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Madagascar lowland forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar mangroves Madagascar Afrotropic Mangroves
Madagascar spiny thickets Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Madagascar subhumid forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar succulent woodlands Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Kirindy Forest Reserve   Madagascar        
La Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d' Ankarafantsika National Park II 335701 Madagascar  
Mantadia National Park II 38395 Madagascar
Parc National de la Montagne d'Ambre National Park II 56324 Madagascar
Ranomafana National Park II 100646 Madagascar  
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park II 180522 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andringitra National Park II 76961 Madagascar
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve Ia 122363 Madagascar  
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale de Zahamena National Park II 102875 Madagascar
Réserve Spéciale Ankarana Special Reserve II 62972 Madagascar  
Reserve Speciale d'Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve IV 45390 Madagascar  

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Agelea pentagyna[3]
Bakerella ambongoensis[3]
Bembicia uniflora[3]
Cabucala madagascariensis[3]
Campylospermum obtusifolium[3]
Canthium variistipula[3]
Commiphora guillaumini[4]
Dypsis prestoniana[3]
Erythroxylum braxifolium[3]
Erythroxylum nitidilum[3]
Fenerivia madagascariensis[3]
Ficus rubra[5]
Ficus tiliifolia[5]
Homalium louvelianum[3]
Jasminum kitchingii[3]
Macaranga perrieri[3]
Morinda rigida[3]
Poupartia chapelieri[3]
Psidium guayave[3]
Ravenala madagascariensis (Traveler's-tree)[3]
Sarcolaena multiflora[3]
Schefflera rainaliana[3]
Suregada boiviniana var. boiviniana[3]
Syderoxylon beguei[3]
Terminalia fatraea[3]
Tina thouarsiana[3]
Tinopsis conjugata[3]
Uapaca littoralis[3]
Vaccinium emirnense[3]
Vepris fitoravina[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alectroenas madagascariensis (Madagascar Blue Pigeon)6
Cheirogaleus major (greater dwarf lemur)4
Cheirogaleus medius (fat-tailed dwarf lemur)8
Coracopsis vasa (Greater Vasa Parrot)1
Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye)1
Dipsochelys dussumieri (Aldabra giant tortoise)1
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)21
Eulemur rubriventer (red-bellied lemur)1
Hapalemur griseus (bamboo lemur)1
Hypsipetes madagascariensis (Malagasy Bulbul)7
Microcebus rufus (brown mouse lemur)10
Neomixis tenella (Common Jery)1
Propithecus diadema (diademed sifaka)1
Propithecus verreauxi (Verreaux's sifaka)1
Pteropus rufus (Madagascan flying fox)9
Pteropus seychellensis (Seychelles flying fox)1
Saroglossa aurata (Madagascar Starling)1
Streptopelia picturata (Malagasy Turtle Dove)6
Treron australis (Madagascar Green Pigeon)2
Varecia variegata (ruffed lemur)2
Zosterops maderaspatanus (Madagascar White-eye)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Beale Park
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Endangered Madagascar
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Knuthenborg Safariparknigra
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Sedgwick County Zoo
Zoo Zürich
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Distribution

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Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 23-Jan-2007, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 2Jetz 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 3Fruit-frugivore interactions in a Malagasy littoral forest: a community-wide approach of seed dispersal, An Bollen, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN 2003 4Seed Dispersal by Birds in a South African and a Malagasy Commiphora Species, Bärbel Bleher, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecotropica 6: 43–53, 2000 5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011