Species of cockatoos.

The cockatoos they are the 21 species of birds belonging to the family Cockatoo, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea.

Parrots cockatoos are generally medium to large, with a length between 30 and 60 cm. and a weight between 300 and 1.200 g., recognizable by their showy Crests and peaks curved. Its plumage It is generally less colorful than other parrots, It is mostly white, gray or black and often with color characteristics in crest, the cheeks wave tail. On average they are larger than other parrots.

The family has a distribution mainly Australasian, extending from the Philippines and the eastern islands of Indonesia, from Wallacea to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia.

They prefer to eat seeds, tubers, corms, fruit, flowers and insects. They often feed in large flocks, especially when they feed on land. Are Monogamie and nest in the Hollows of trees.

They are popular birds in the poultry farming, but their needs are difficult to meet. The cockatoo It is easy to maintain and is by far the most frequently kept captivity. The white cockatoos are most commonly found in captivity that Black cockatoos. The trade illegal Wild Bird contributes to the decline of some species of cockatoos in the Wild.

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1Pink Cockatoo

Cacatua leadbeateri


35 cm.. length and weighing approximately between 340 and 425 g.

The Pink Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri) is distinguishable by its spectacular … Read the rest

2White cockatoo

Cacatua alba


40 to 50 cm.. length and a weight of approximately 550 gr.

The White cockatoo (Cacatua alba) is completely white, tone … Read the rest

3Western Corella

Cacatua pastinator


The Western Corella (Cacatua pastinator) It is a medium sized and quite chunky cockatoo; 43-48 cm.. in length and weighing … Read the rest

4Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus banksii


55 to 60 cm.. length between 570 and 870 weight g.

Adults of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) present … Read the rest

5Ducorps's Cockatoo

Cacatua ducorpsii


It measures 30-35 centimeters to paste 380 g..

The Ducorps's Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii) It is a small cockatoo immediately recognizable by its … Read the rest

6Tanimbar cockatoo

Cacatua de las Tanimbar


31 to 32 cm.. length and a weight of just 300 g..

The Tanimbar cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana), as we all … Read the rest

7Palm Cockatoo

Probosciger aterrimus


51 to 64 cm. height and a weight between 910 and 1200 g.

The Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) is one of the … Read the rest

8Philippine cockatoo

Cacatua haematuropygia


It measures 31 cm. and weighs around 300 g..

To the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) It is called locally Katala.

Its plumage It … Read the rest

9Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus


55 to 65 cm.. length and a weight of up to 900 g..

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Zanda funereus) it is clearly distinguishable … Read the rest

10Slender-billed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus latirostris


54 to 56 cm.. height and a weight between 520 and 790 g.

The Slender-billed Black-Cockatoo (Zanda latirostris) It is a cockatoo … Read the rest

11Baudin’s Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus Baudinii


50 to 57 cm.. height and weight between 560 and 770 g.

The Baudin’s Black Cockatoo (Zanda baudinii) It … Read the rest


Eolophus roseicapilla


Measured around 35 centimeters and between 240 and 330 g. weight.

In the Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) adult, the front of, … Read the rest

13Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita


55 cm.. height and a weight between 815 and 975 g..

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) It is a bird with a plumage … Read the rest

14Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum


Of approximately 35 cm.. height and an average weight of 257 g.

The Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) is a small cockatoo, robust, … Read the rest

15Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami


46 to 51 cm.. height and between 400 and 500 g. of weight.

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is the smallest … Read the rest

16Salmon-crested Cockatoo

Salmon-crested Cockatoo


40 to 50 cm.. length and a weight of up to 900 gr.

The plumage of the Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) It … Read the rest


Nymphicus hollandicus


25-33 cm.. length and a weight between 80 and 100 grams approximately.

This small cockatoo It is without doubt one of the birds … Read the rest

18Blue eyed Cockatoo

Cacatua ophthalmica


50 cm. length and a weight between 500 and 580 gr.

The plumage of the Blue eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica) is above all … Read the rest

19Long billed Corella

Cacatua tenuirostris


35 to 41 cm.. length. The weight of 500 to 600 g..

The Long billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) has plumage white. The … Read the rest

20Little Corella

Cacatua sanguinea


It measures 35-40 cm.. and weighs approximately 500 g..

In the Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), the head and crest (that the majority of the … Read the rest

21Yellow-crested Cockatoo

Yellow-crested Cockatoo


Medium-sized, 35 cm.. long.

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) It is distinguished by its long, thin Erectile CrestRead the rest

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