Latin name: Calyptorhynchus banksii
Average lifespan: They can live up to 100 years
Size: 60 centimetres (24 in)
Weight: Male birds weigh between 670 and 920 grams (1.5–2 lb), while females weigh slightly less at 615–870 grams (1.25–1.75 lb).
Group name: Flock
Cockatoos are extremely affectionate, their feathers are very soft and they have beautiful colors! On top of that, Cockatoos are very intelligent and inquisitive birds, and they love to show off! A Cockatoo will make comical displays with outspread wings, head bobbing, dancing, and loud calls. These birds are very active and curious about their environment. A happy cockatoo spends most of its waking time performing, or examining and manipulating its toys and other cage objects.
What does a Cockatoo look like?
Cockatoos are a large type of parrot, distinguished by a crest. The crest raises when the birds are excited, alarmed or frightened. Cockatoos also have strong, curved beaks for cracking open seeds and nuts.
Where does the Cockatoo live?
The Cockatoo habitat extends from the Philippines to Tasmania and Australia.
Some also come from islands besides the Philippines. These islands include the islands of: Bismarck Archipelago, the Celebes, the Solomons, The Lesser Sunda Islands(Lombock, Sumba, Flores, Sumbawa and Timor) the Molucan group and New Guinea.
What does a Cockatoo eat?
The diet of the cockatoos is composed of seeds, tubers, corms, fruit, flowers and insects.
Did you know about these Cockatoo facts?
Cockatoos are as loud as they are cuddly. Fortunately they are cuddly for longer periods of time than they are loud. They love to scream in the morning and evening the most.
True colors. Cockatoos are the only parrots that are naturally pink or naturally white. In most cases, a white parrot is considered an albino or a genetic mutation.
The word cockatoo is derived from a Malay word that means "pincher".
The bird's contact call is a rolling metallic krur-rr or kree, which may carry long distances and is always given while flying; its alarm call is sharp.
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Cockatoo Coloring pages
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