Category: Cacatua

Red-vented Cockatoo – Cacatua haematuropygia (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) – is rare in aviculture. They are critically endangered of becoming extinct due to trapping of wild birds for trading and loss of their native habitat. Young birds can easily be …

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Photo credit: All photos on this page are copyright © Murray Hubbard – see  more photos at Instagram: @birdsofaussie Little Corella – Cacatua sanguinea (Gould, 1843) – is a small white cockatoo. It is widespread in most of Australia, where they can …

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Left: Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea)Right: Medium Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita eleonora) Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea (Gmelin, JF, 1788) is very popular in aviculture; however trapping of wild birds for trading has resulted in this species is now Critically endangered; [IUCN] upgraded this status …

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Long-billed Corella Cacatua tenuirostris (Heinrich Kuhl, 1820) is a white cockatoo with a characteristic long pale beak, that is used to dig for roots and seeds. They are endemic to Australia. They use their long beak to dig holes searching for food; these holes …

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Western Corella Cacatua pastinator (Gould, 1841) is a white cockatoo endemic to Australia. Like most cockatoos they bond strongly to their mate or to their owner. They are highly intelligent and can learn to mimic words and sounds. Western Corella are …

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Salmon-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua moluccensis (Gmelin, JF, 1788) – is a large white cockatoo.  It is similar in size and colors to the White Cockatoo but the plumage has a salmon tint and the crest is not pure white but …

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Tanimbar Corella – Cacatua goffiniana (Roselaar & Michels, 2004) – is the smallest of the white cockatoos. In aviculture it is also known as Goffin’s Cockatoo. They are very intelligent and curious – everything is examined and studied closely. They will soon …

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo – Cacatua galerita (Latham, 1790) – is a large white cockatoo with a yellow crest. They are very curious, intelligent and social birds, which makes them very popular as pets. However, they they require a lot of training and …

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Solomons Cockatoo – Cacatua ducorpsii (Pucheran, 1853) – is endemic for the Solomon Islands, where it is widespread on most islands except Makira and adjecent islands. It was first described by French zoologist Jacques Pucheran in 1853. The Solomons Cockatoo is a …

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White Cockatoo – Cacatua alba (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) –  is a large white cockatoo with a white crest. When excited it raises the crest to a large semicircular shape similar to an umbrella; for this reason it is also known as Umbrella …

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