vasa

Malagasy name Vaza for the Greater Vasa Parrot; ex “Grand Vaza” of Levaillant 1805. In former times the name Vaza, which alludes to the large bill, may have been applied indiscriminately to both of the black parrots on Madagascar (Coracopsis).

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).