Habitat: tropical rainforests and mangroves
Range: found in Comoros, Seychelles and Madagascar
Natural Diet: fruits and buds
Status in the Wild: Common (Least Concern)
Fun Animal Facts
Males and females are identical and are grayish-brown in color. They build nests in tree holes and cavities. They are not territorial. Interestingly, the skin of females sometimes turns yellow during breeding season and they are also known to lose their feathers during this period. In some cases they turn completely bald. The female lays white eggs that she incubates. The male feeds the female while she incubates her eggs.
Conservation: The species has a wide distributional range and is currently not considered under threat of being vulnerable or endangered. However, poor habitat quality and fragmentation have had an adverse effect on free-ranging populations.