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In issue 309 -
When an Older Parrot Has Never Learned Skilful Flight – Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
In issue 309 -
Scarlet Macaws – were they really bred by indigenous people in the 12th century? Rosemary Low asks the question
In issue 309 -
Understanding the link between nutrition, hormonal behaviours and the avian endocrine system, Part 1 – The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran
In issue 309 -
The Yellow-eared Parrot – continues to expand its range in Colombia. By David Waugh, Correspondent, Loro Parque Fundación
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Breeding and keeping the Vasa Parrot

Parrots magazine 170, March 2012

Three is not always a crowd!

Steve Garvin talks to Pauline James about his love for Vasas, and explains that these highly intelligent birds with amazing personalities, are in a class of their own.  Is it possible that one day they could rival African Greys in the popularity stakes?

The Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa), and the Lesser Vasa (C. nigra), also known collectively as the Black Parrots, are probably the most unusual parrots in the world, and apart from their beak, feet and parrot-like, squared-off tails, are unlike any other parrot on earth. They are not bright and colourful, have matt grey plumage, gangling legs and an elongated body and neck, giving them a rather reptilian and primitive appearance. But, their amazing personalities, and their high levels of intelligence, put them in a class of their own, as far as the bird-keepers that own them are concerned.

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