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Salmon-crested Cockatoo

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Cacatua moluccensis
Photo © by toozoo
Photo © by toozoo

Also known as Moluccan Cockatoo

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[edit] Identification

50m. Pale salmon or pink, undersides of feathers tend to be darker pink; underside of tail feathers is deep pink or yellow-orange; crest is deep pink; skin encircling eye is featherless white or tinged with blue; beak is grey to black.


[edit] Distribution

Southern Molucca and Amboina Islands of Indonesia. An introduced population is present in Hawaii.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Coastal areas and coconut plantations where they are considered a pest.

[edit] Behaviour

They nest in tree hollows.

The diet includes seeds, nuts and fruit, as well as coconuts.

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