The vasa parrots (Coracopsis) are three species of parrot which are endemic to Madagascar and other islands in the western Indian Ocean.Some taxonomists place the genus in Mascarinus. The males have re-evolved a phallus and copulations can last up to 90 minutes. The Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa) It has a few shades between black and Brown, big enough, somber-looking, with the rounded tail and a powerful bill pinkish. Unlike most parrots, where both male and female raise their chicks together, dominant vasa parrot females will mate with several different males. The Greater Vasa Parrot is one of two species of vasa parrot, the other being the Lesser Vasa Parrot ,C. nigra. The mating system is unique as in at first, after the territorial battle, one pair gets to be the alpha pair, meaning those two birds will mate first. The species lives in loose polygynandrous groups wherein each female has at least three to eight sexual partners. The Greater Vasa Parrot (Coracopsis vasa) is one of the most unusual parrots in the world; and their popularity has grown amongst aviculturalists and the pet bird owners. In many bird species, including parrots, the males have the more eye-catching colors. Female vasa parrots are larger than the males. The incubation period of vasa parrot (18 days) is the shortest of all parrots. The species lives in loose polygynandrous groups wherein each female has at least 3-8 sexual partners. The greater vasa parrot breeding season is uncertain but is probably between October to December. Breeding the Vasa Parrot. The male Vasa’s face eventually turns dark yellow, just like the female. The Vasa parrot can grow up to 6.8 ounces with a total length of 20 inches. It’s time, however, to give our feathered girls time in the spotlight. Their color goes from a smoky grey to a light brown within a very short period of time. The name vasa parrot is also used for the greater vasa parrot. The female parrot loses their head feathers during the breeding and often ends up being bald. They can be difficult to locate when they combine their dark plumage with the shadows under the forest canopy. It has a very unusual breeding biology and mating system. Females are 25% larger than males and are physically dominant. The female Vasa’s feathers change color, despite molting never taking place. Female birds tend to fly under the radar, so to speak, when compared to their flashier male counterparts.