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Comoro Parrot

 (Coracopsis sibilans)

Also known as: Comoro Black Parrot

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Species Profile

Genus: Coracopsis | Species: sibilans




315g (11oz)

Races including nominate:


Colourization Adult:

Both adults pale brown, less black; grey on primaries absent. Bare eye ring grey; eye dark brown. Bill brown/grey.

Colourization Juvenile:

Immatures paler than adults with yellowish tinge on bill and pale grey tail feather tips.


Varied sounds and flute-like whistles.  Some calls shrieking or discordant. Also melodic whistle quite different than Vasa Parrot.

More Information:

Animals and Plants Unique to the Comoros
Internet Bird Collection

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Species Care

Captive Status:

Not available


Not available


Presumably as in Black Parrot: Walk-in aviary, minimum length 4.5m (14.7 ft).


Presumably as in Black Parrot: Fruit such as: apple, pear, orange, banana, cactus fruits, pomegranate, forming about 30% of the diet; fresh vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn, green leaves; spray millet and limited mixed seed, cooked beans and pulses, complete kibble.


As in Black Parrot: When housed in outdoor aviaries, Black Parrots love to bathe in the rain. They are also avid sunbathers, spreading their wings out.

Nest Box Size:

As in Black Parrot: Vertical box 12" x 12" x 36" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 91.5cm).

Clutch Size:

Probably 3 to 5.

Incubation Time:

Presumably as in Black Parrot: 14-15 days.

Fledging Age:

Probably 5-6 weeks.

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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Species Wild Status

World Population:


IUCN Red List Status:


CITES Listing:

Not listed

Threat Summary:

This species is threatened by on-going habitat destruction due to logging for timber and fuelwood. Other threats include the encroachment of agriculture and the expansion of settlements.


Grand Comoro and Anjouan, Comoro Islands.


Inhabits evergreen forest and cacao plantations. On Grand Comoro, it frequents agroforests and other degraded woodlands.

Wild Diet:

Eats seeds, berries, fruits, nuts, insect galls and cultivated crops.

Ecology and Behaviour:


Clutch and Egg Size:

Probably 3-5

Breeding Season:


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