Goffin’s Cockatoo (Tanimbar Cockatoo)

The Goffin’s Cockatoo or Tanimbar Cockatoo, Cacatua goffini, is a species of cockatoo native to Indonesia. Wild populations of this bird are threatened due to habitat loss and illegal trapping. Wild trade of goffins is illegal, however those born and bred in captivity are permitted to be traded and kept as pets.

They weigh about .8 lbs. and are about 12.2 inches long. Males and females are identical in appearance. At first sight it appears to be a white cockatoo with some salmon-pink face feathers, and a pale gray beak. Goffin’s Cockatoo is crested, meaning it has a collection of feathers on its head that it can raise or lower. Its body is mainly covered with white feathers, with salmon-pink colored feathers between the beak and eyes and also on the under side of the crest feathers. The underside of its wing and tail feathers exhibit a yellowish tinge. The eyes range from brown to black