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Blue-eyed Cockatoo  

Also Known As: White Cockatoo
 
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Blue-eyed Cockatoo Profile

Credit: © Anthony Snell


 
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The Blue-eyed Cockatoo is the only cockatoo in eastern Papua New Guinea.

Species Profile
Genus:
Cacatua

Species:
ophthalmica

Size: Adult Weight:
50cm (19.5 in) 500-570g (17.5-19.9 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults: a medium-large, white cockatoo with backward curving crest; some yellow feathers in crest, rest white; yellow wash on ear coverts and bases of feathers of cheeks, throat; eye ring bright blue. Eye dark brown in male, red/brown in female.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adult but eye grey.

Call: Described as loud and nasal, repeated and given in flight, each note ending in a downward fashion; call notes high-pitched and sad-sounding.

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Content Sources:

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=30025&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

ML Media Collection Catalogue 100651, Blue-eyed Cockatoo Cacatua ophthalmica, Mack, Andrew, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Feb. 10 1999, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.