Black Parrot (Coracopsis nigra) - HBW 4, p. 413
French: Perroquet noir
Spanish: Loro Negro
Other common names: Lesser Vasa Parrot
Taxonomy: Psittacus niger Linnaeus, 1758, eastern Madagascar.
Proposed race barklyi of Seychelles apparently indistinguishable from sibilans. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sibilans Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885 - Ngazidja (Grand Comoro) and Ndzuani (Anjouan) in Comoros; population on Praslin, Seychelles, may have been introduced, but appears to have colonized Curieuse through natural dispersion.
- libs Bangs, 1927 - W & S Madagascar.
- nigra (Linnaeus, 1758) - E Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird biting a branch Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 6 years ago 28 sec 3.9
A bird perched in a tree Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (ssp nigra)
Paul Clarke 17 September 2011 50 weeks ago 14 sec 3.3
A bird preening. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 22 sec 3
A bird perched on a branch Locality Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Praslin Island, Seychelles (ssp sibilans)
Steven Edwards 8 April 2004 8 years ago 45 sec 2.8
Two birds in a tree Locality Praslin Island, Seychelles (ssp barklyi)
Josep del Hoyo 30 August 2000 7 years ago 15 sec 2.1
A very tame bird inquisitive
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (ssp nigra)
Ian Fulton 20 October 2005 3 years ago 2.7
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
Michael Schmolz 15 December 2005 1 year ago 2.6
Adult bird at a nest box.
Locality Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens, Berkshire, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 14 June 2009 3 years ago 2
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