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Goffin’s Cockatoo

 (Cacatua goffiniana)

Also known as: Tanimbar Cockatoo, Tanimbar Corella

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Goffin's Cockatoo
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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
Avibase
Arkive
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
Pet Education
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
ML Media Collection Catalogue 115920, Tanimbar Corella Cacatua goffini, Macaulay, Linda, Singapore, Apr. 19 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
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.

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Goffin's Cockatoo
© Mehd Halaouate

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

Academic Research

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
© Mehd Halaouate

Did You Know?

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

Programs & Projects

WPT has helped to save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

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

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Goffin's Cockatoo
© Mehd Halaouate

Did You Know?

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

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Academic Research

Related publications: Cacatua goffiniana

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