Blue-eyed Cockatoo

The Blue-eyed Cockatoo, Cacatua ophthalmica, is a large white parrot prevalent to lowland forests and hills of New Britain in Papua New
Guinea. It is also the only cockatoo found in the Bismarck Archipelago.

This 20 inch long bird has an erectile yellow white crest, gray colored beak and feet, and prominent light blue ring around the eye, all of which give this cockatoo its name. Both sexes are similar, however the male has dark brown iris while the female’s are reddish brown.

The Blue-eyed Cockatoo is also one of very few birds that can use its feet like hands, to handle objects or bring foods to its beak.