Order Psittaciformes

Family Cacatuidae

Cockatoos
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General
  • Large to medium-sized parrots, with massive bill and medium to longish tail; crest well developed in many species.
  • Australasia.
  • Variable habitats, from moist forest to dry shrubland.
  • 30-65 cm.
  • 7 genera, 21 species, 47 taxa.
  • 7 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Rowley, I. (2017). Cockatoos (Cacatuidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52255 on 24 July 2017).