Characteristics of the Cockatoo
The Cockatoos they are the 21 species of birds belonging to the family Cacatuidae, the only family of the superfamily Cacatuoidea. Cockatoos are generally medium to large sized parrots, 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 on the 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 Indonesian, 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. Son Monogamie and nest in the Hollows of trees.
cockatoos in captivity
They are popular birds in the poultry farming, but their needs are hard to meet. Easy to maintain and is by far the most frequently kept captivity. The white cockatoos are more commonly found in captivity than black cockatoos. The illicit trade of wild birds contributes to the decline of some species of cockatoos in the wild.
50 to 57 cm.. height and weight between 560 and 770 g.
to Baudin's black cockatoo (Zanda baudinii) is almost
50 cm. length and a weight between 500 and 580 gr.
The plumage of the Blue-eyed cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica) is above all
25-33 cm.. length and a weight between 80 and 100 grams approximately.
This small cockatoo is undoubtedly one of the
It measures 30-35 centimeters to paste 380 g..
The Solomons cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii) is a small cockatoo immediately recognizable by
Measured around 35 centimeters and between 240 and 330 g. weight.
In the Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) adult, the part
Of approximately 35 cm.. height and an average weight of 257 g.
The Gang-gang cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) it's a little cockatoo,
46 to 51 cm.. height and between 400 and 500 g. of weight.
The Glossy black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is the most
It measures 35-40 cm.. and weighs approximately 500 g..
In the Little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), the head and crest (than most
35 to 41 cm.. length. The weight of 500 to 600 g..
The Long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) has plumage white.
51 to 64 cm. height and a weight between 910 and 1200 g.
The Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) is one of the
It measures 31 cm. and weighs around 300 g..
To the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) It is called locally Katala.
35 cm.. length and weighing approximately between 340 and 425 g.
The Pink cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri) is distinguishable by its spectacular
55 to 60 cm.. length between 570 and 870 weight g.
The adults of the Red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) present
40 to 50 cm.. length and a weight of up to 900 gr.
The plumage of the Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) It
54 to 56 cm.. height and a weight between 520 and 790 g.
The Short-billed black cockatoo (Zanda latirostris) it's a cockatoo
55 cm.. height and a weight between 815 and 975 g..
The Sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) It is a large bird with a
31 to 32 cm.. length and a weight of just 300 g..
The Tanimbar corella (Cacatua goffiniana), as we all
The Western corella (Cacatua pastinator) is a cockatoo of medium size and quite stocky; 43-48 cm.. in length and a weight that
40 to 50 cm.. length and a weight of approximately 550 gr.
The White cockatoo (Cacatua alba) is completely white, with
Medium-sized, 35 cm.. long.
The Yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) It is distinguished by its long, thin Erectile Crest yellowish,
55 to 65 cm.. length and a weight of up to 900 g..
The Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) stands out