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WHITE COCKATOO

WHITE COCKATOOCacatua alba

Conservation Status: Lower Risk / Least Concern

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CLASS

Aves

ORDER

Psittaciformes

FAMILY

Cacatuidae

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General Characteristics:

Color: 

Plumage is white, including the crest

Size:

18 inches

Weight:

15 – 16 oz

Average Lifespan: 

30 years

Captive Lifespan:

40 years

Distribution:

Indonesian Islands of Moluccas, Obi, Batjan, Tidore, and Ternate

Habitat:

Forested areas

Reproduction:

Mating: 

When plant growth has reached its peak between December and March

Gestation/Incubation:

28 days

Litter/Clutch Size:

1-2 eggs

Mature: 

6 years

Diet:

Seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, and insects

Behavior:

Noisy and destructive

Teaching Facts:

1. When alarmed, it will slowly raise and lower its crest while hissing at the same time.

2. Only raise one chick (the healthiest) from each clutch. 

3. Both sexes incubate the eggs.