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. In Madagascar it is more common in portions of the Madagascar dry deciduous forests, compared with the lesser vasa parrot which is more common in the humid forests of the east coast.
I took these photos in Ankarafantsika NP.
This pair was clearly in a romantic mood!
They can be found in various places around Madagascar except in the interior. Their population is decreasing so if you want to be sure of seeing them, head to Ankarafantsika where there is a good sized flock.
I can’t find many videos of them in the wild, at least not that I can embed here so head over to IBC for a brief clip.
And here’s a clip of a breeder describing the characteristics of a Greater Vasa Parrot.