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Palm Cockatoo
You think you're having a bad hair day? Nothing can compare to the outrageous punk crest of the Palm Cockatoo, but also note the massive bill and bright red facial skin. They are unique in their own genus. The red face changes color getting brighter when the bird is excited. I believe this one is a female by its smaller red face patch. This is presumably the large subspecies "P. a. goliath." Formerly considered "Near threatened" but now downgraded to "Least concern." Still highly sought after in the cage-bird trade and treated by eBird as a sensitive species in Indonesia. Sometimes called Black Macaw, Goliath Aratoo, Goliath Cockatoo, Great Black Cockatoo, or Great Palm Cockatoo.
Location
Asbaken, Sorong Regency, West Papua, Indonesia
Date taken
20 November 2023.
Scientific name
Probosciger aterrimus
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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
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jmorlan
Date added
View count
168
Comment count
3

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/640 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
PalmCockatooIMG_6717.jpg
File size
330.7 KB
Date taken
Mon, 20 November 2023 8:06 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 873px

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