French: Cacatoès blanc German: Weißhaubenkakadu Spanish: Cacatúa blanca
Other common names:
N Moluccas: Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore, Kasiruta, Mandioli and Bacan. Specimens from Bisa and Obi thought to have been escapes.
46 cm; 550 g. White cockatoo with underside of wings and tail washed yellow; large backward-sloping white crest, which is spread upwards and sideways to make head seem very... read more
Commonest calls are a nasal monosyllabic or bisyllabic “keh” or “keeh-ah”, and a fast repeated... read more
Flat or gently sloping primary and logged lowland forests below altitude of 600 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly arboreal seeds and fruits; birds seen bark-peeling and investigating epiphytes suggest that species may also eat insects.
Limited records from the wild suggest breeding starts early in year, with young in Apr–May, but also eggs in May. Nests in hollows in... read more
Never recorded in large flocks; generally in pairs or small groups.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previouslly considered Vulnerable. Although species used to be common throughout N Moluccas, numbers now much reduced due to logging of habitat,... read more
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