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Goffin's Cockatoo  

Also Known As: Tanimbar Cockatoo, Tanimbar Corella
 
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Goffin’s cockatoo perched on branch and preening

Credit: © Robert | http://www.pbase.com/robert/exotic_birds


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

Species Profile
Genus:
Cacatua

Species:
goffini

Size: Adult Weight:
32cm (12.5 in) 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, also produce mewing sound.

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Content Sources:

Animal World

Pet Education http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=15&cat=1840&articleid=2915

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1404&m=0

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

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 115920, Tanimbar Corella Cacatua goffini, Macaulay, Linda, Singapore, Apr. 19 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

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.