Moluccan Cockatoo or Cacatua moluccensis

As the name implies, this bird comes from the spice islands, Moluccas Islands, Indonesia.

Moluccan Cockatoo body length between 40-50 cm. This bird has pink tuft and feathers. Eyelids white. Black colored beak. Movement is slow. Distribution includes Seram, Saparua, and Haruku Island contained in the Moluccas.

Population status

Moluccan Cockatoo of living in the lowlands between 100-1200 m asl in the area of primary lowland forest. Continue reading

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Yellow-crested Cockatoo or Cacatua sulphurea

This type of parrots are found in Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara. Body length ranges from 33-35 cm.

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Chef cockatoo or Cacatua gallerita

A relatively large body size and the presence of the yellow-crested become the hallmark of this type of cockatoo.

This cockatoo species body size range 30-52 cm. Body feathers are white with yellow colored plume. There is also a yellow color under the wings and tail. Outer ring of the eye is pale blue or white, depending on the its sub-species. Very loud high-pitched scream. Distribution area covers Maluku Islands and Papua. Continue reading

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Tanimbar Cockatoo or Cacatua goffini

These birds called tanimbar cockatoo because this bird only found in the Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia.

Tanimbar cockatoo has a body about 32 cm long. The bird has white hair and pigtail. Similarly, eyelids, bluish white. While this bird has a pink feathers above the beak.

The spread of these birds there are only (endemic) in Tanimbar Islands (Moluccas) and its surroundings, namely in Yamdena, Larat, and Selara Island. Continue reading

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Kakatua raja or Indonesia Palm Cockatoo

To introduce the birds of Indonesia to the world audience, this blog will present serial papers about birds that are protected in Indonesia. Hopefully useful. (Untuk memperkenalkan burung-burung Indonesia kepada khalayak dunia, blog ini akan menyajikan tulisan serial tentang burung-burung yang dilindungi di Indonesia. Semoga bermanfaat. Pada bagian bawah artikel berbahasa Inggris, disajikan artikel dalam bahasa Indonesia.)

A pair of kaktua raja in captivity birds of Antonio Blanco's Renaissance Museum, Bali Indonesia

Palm coccatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) or kakatua raja (Indonesian) including one of the protected birds in Indonesia. Characteristics of kakatua raja similar to characteristics of the caccatoo anywhere.

Characteristic of a group of cockatoo birds is the presence of feather-crested which can be enforced. There are other characteristics in the form of tongue and way of eating. The Cockatoo has a tongue-shaped cubes with smooth surfaces. Cockatoo eat the hard and soft seeds.

They eat in a way to solve the seed coat using a strong beak and then taking the contents with the help of his tongue. Cockatoo is known have the most powerful and robust structure of beak in group hooked beak. Her hair color is only white, pink, and black. Continue reading

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