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Umbrella Cockatoo White Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:17:20

The Umbrella Cockatoo or White Cockatoo, Cacatua alba, is a medium-sized cockatoo prevalent to the islands of Halmahera, Bacan, Ternate, Tidore, Kasiruta and Mandiole in North Maluku, Indonesia. At first sight it appears to be a white parrot with brown or black eyes and a dark gray beak. If it is surprised, it extends a large and striking crest, which has a semicircular shape (similar to an...

Moluccan Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:15:12

The Moluccan Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis, also known as Salmon-crested Cockatoo is a cockatoo endemic to south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. They inhabit lowland forests below 3280 feet. The diet consists mainly of seeds, nuts and fruit, as well as coconuts. At 20 inches, it is the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the males on average. It has white-pink feathers...

Blue-eyed Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:13:00

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...

Citron-crested Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:11:05

The Citron-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata, is a medium-sized cockatoo prevalent to Sumba and Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. The Citron-crested Cockatoo is classified as an endangered species. Its numbers in the wild have declined due to habitat loss and illegal trapping for the cage-bird trade. This bird has an orange crest, dark gray beak, pale orange ear patches,...

Yellow-crested Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:09:29

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, is a medium-sized cockatoo inhabitant to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. There is also a feral population of these birds in Hong Kong. The large group has apparently developed from a number of caged birds that have been released into the wild over many years....

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
2006-10-19 13:06:40

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, is one of the larger and more widespread of Australia's cockatoos. These birds range throughout the various climates in Australia, from Far North Queensland beyond the Iron Range Mountains, as well as parts of the Snowy Mountains. They are also numerous in Adelaide and southern South Australia and can be spotted north of Perth. The...

Goffins Cockatoo Tanimbar Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:15:36

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...

Little Corella
2006-09-25 15:13:34

The Little Corella, Cacatua sanguinea, is a widely common, white cockatoo native to Australia. It is sometimes called the Bare-eyed Cockatoo. It is so common that it has become something of a pest throughout much of Australia, and can be destructive to the trees in which it perches, by chewing the bark off smaller twigs. The Little Corella grows to about 15.3 inches in length. They...

Long-billed Corella
2006-09-25 15:11:52

The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is a cockatoo native to Australia. The species has a small distribution, and usually inhabits woodlands, river banks and farming land. The Corella may also inhabit urban areas. The Corella is mostly white, with a pink face and forehead. They also have faintly pink feathers on the breast and belly, and yellow on the underside of the wings and...

Major Mitchells Cockatoo
2006-09-25 15:10:31

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri, also known as Leadbeater's Cockatoo or Pink Cockatoo, is the only species of its own subgenus Lophocroa. It is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. This bird requires extensive woodlands, particularly favoring Callitris, Allocasuarina and Eucalyptus. Their population has declined as a result of...

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