Give us a V for Parrot!
We wanted to meet one of the parrots of Madagascar! We were lucky enough to spot them in the trees on our afternoon trek yesterday! Let’s all get to know this bird together!
Greater Vasa Parrot Fun Facts:
- Vasa Parrots are dark grey to black in color.
- Their dark beaks turn bright white during breeding season.
- Females are dominate and live with 3 to 8 males. This social set-up is highly unusual in parrots.
- Vasa parrot eggs only incubate for 18 days. It’s the shortest incubation period for any parrot.
- They are known to be voracious eaters.
- Vasa parrots are vocal and intelligent.
We loved watching this interesting birds! They are not heard of much in the US or in the pet trade. We love to see parrots in the wild!