Throughout my continuing research of Vasa parrots, I frequently ask myself if the Vasa is more parrot or bird of prey. During Java's vet appointment, the vet and the technician referred to him as a bird of prey, which has me confused. The vet opened an old textbook to show me X-rays of parrots, and he came across an image of an Orange-Winged Amazon and said," now, this is an image of an Orange-Winged Amazon leg bone, which is a species of parrot--which isn't the same thing as a Vasa . . ." How? He also said when he first started examining Java, that he frequently sees leg injuries in birds of prey. Not once did he refer to him as a parrot, and must've said bird of prey at least seven times throughout the entire appointment. I understand a Vasa's need for meat, and the fact that they might--though rarely--hunt if need be, but to completely disregard him as a parrot has me wondering just how strong the genetic link may be. Is he more parrot or more bird of prey, or a combination of both? I've even read a while ago that scientists were working on possibly reclassifying the Vasa.