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Goffin’s Cockatoo

 (Cacatua goffiniana)

Also known as: Tanimbar Cockatoo, Tanimbar Corella

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Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) in flight, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia
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Feral populations of Goffin's Cockatoos are common in urban parklands and gardens in Singapore.

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Species Profile

Genus: Cacatua | Species: goffiniana

Size:

32cm (12.5 in)

Weight:

300g (10.5 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Both adults small white cockatoos, with white crest, white/blue eye ring, pink on lores, ear coverts yellow tinge, yellow under wings and tail, pinkish suffusion on breast and underparts. Bill grey/white. Eye brown/black in males, in female red.

Colourization Juvenile:

Immatures similar to adult.

Call:

Loud scream. Young sound like Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also produce mewing sound.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

AvianWeb

Content Sources:

Pet Education
BirdLife International
CITES
Internet Bird Collection
ML Media Collection Catalogue 115920, Tanimbar Corella Cacatua goffini, Macaulay, Linda, Singapore, Apr. 19 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.
Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.

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Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) in flight, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia
© Mehd Halaouate | http://www.indonesien.nu/indonesieneng/index.shtml

Did You Know?

Feral populations of Goffin's Cockatoos are common in urban parklands and gardens in Singapore.

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WPT has helped to save this species. Learn more

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Related publications: Cacatua goffiniana

Species Care

Captive Status:

Fairly common

Longevity:

40+yrs

Housing:

Walk-in enclosure or cage, minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:

Small seed mixture - canary, oats, safflower, limited sunflower; spray millet, sprouted beans/peas, corn, green foods: dandelion, lettuce, Swiss chard, sowthistle, chickweed; fresh vegetables and fruit; nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, roasted peanuts), complete kibble.

Enrichment:

Are vigorous chewers so provide bird-safe, unsprayed fir, elder, pine or willow branches, wood toys (are chewers!), vegetable tanned leather chewables, knotted toys for undoing, ladders, acrylic non-destructibles. Also provide overhead misters or shallow water bowls for bathing.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box, 12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm).

Clutch Size:

2 to 3

Incubation Time:

28 days

Fledging Age:

11 weeks

Hatch Weight:

10g (0.35 oz)

Peak Weight:

304-336g (10.6-11.7 oz)

Weaning Weight:

Not available

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Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) in flight, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia
© Mehd Halaouate | http://www.indonesien.nu/indonesieneng/index.shtml

Did You Know?

Feral populations of Goffin's Cockatoos are common in urban parklands and gardens in Singapore.

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Related publications: Cacatua goffiniana

Species Wild Status

World Population:

100,000-500,000

IUCN Red List Status:

Near-threatened

CITES Listing:

Appendix I

Threat Summary:

Has been heavily traded in wild bird trade and has suffered from habitat loss. May also be trapped as crop pest.

Range:

Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia; introduced in Singapore.

Habitat:

Coastal lowland primary and secondary forest, cultivated areas.

Wild Diet:

Other than some crops taken, little is known of their diet.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Behaviour little known - may be vocal at night. In display birds strut, crest raised.

Clutch and Egg Size:

2 to 3, rounded eggs, 38.5 x 28.5mm (1.5 x 1.1 in).

Breeding Season:

Not available

Related Links:

Birdsnways.com
Wikipedia
Arkive

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Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffini) in flight, Tanimbar Island, Indonesia
© Mehd Halaouate | http://www.indonesien.nu/indonesieneng/index.shtml

Did You Know?

Feral populations of Goffin's Cockatoos are common in urban parklands and gardens in Singapore.

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Related publications: Cacatua goffiniana

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