Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccan Cockatoo
Cacatua moluccensis


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Cacatuidae

Range

Southern Moluccan and the Amboina Islands in Indonesia


Habitat

Lowland rainforests and wooded mountain slopes


Diet

Fruits, nuts, and seeds

Weight

27 - 33 oz.

Size

20 in.

Incubation

28-29 days

Gestation

Usually 2 eggs

IUCN Status

Vulnerable

Facts

  • also known as Salmon-crested cockatoos and Rose-crested cockatoos.
  • It raises its distinctive red crest when it is threatened to scare possible predators.
  • It has small tufts of powder down feathers, which it uses to coat and clean the remainder of its feathers.
  • It uses its salmon colored crest as a communication behavior to show happiness, curiosity, or alarm.
  • It can make a loud, shrill screeching call.
  • Young stay in the nest until they fledge at 3 months.

 

Conservation

Vulnerable due to trapping for the pet trade and deforestation of its small range.

Vulnerable

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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