Habitat of the cockatoo
Habitat of the cockatoo
 
 
A cockatoo chick
A cockatoo chick
 
 
A yellow-crested cockatoo
A yellow-crested cockatoo
 
 
Close-up of a cockatoo's face and foot
Close-up of a cockatoo's face and foot
 
 
A pair of palm cockatoos
A pair of palm cockatoos
 
 
A pink cockatoo in flight
A pink cockatoo in flight
 
 
A pair of red tailed cockatoos
A pair of red tailed cockatoos
 
Cockatoo
Topic(s):   Animals of Australia, Birds, Endangered Animals, Grassland Animals, Rainforest Animals, Savanna Animals, Woodland Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal bird
Habitat rainforest, savanna, woodland
Diet seeds, berries
Migration no
Male male
Female hen
Baby chick
Group flock
Predators of eggs/young monitor lizards, owls, snakes
Predators of adults falcons, eagles, people
Endangered yes; loss of habitat, illegal wildlife trading

A cockatoo is a fancy feathered bird with a large crest or crown. It lives in Indonesia and Australia.

This beautiful bird has red, yellow or white feathers on its crests. Its bill is pink and hooked. There is a ring around its dark eyes. It has pink feathers on its chest, neck and throat. Its back, wing and tail have long white feathers. The cockatoo grabs branches with two toes facing forward and two to the back. It is about 15 inches long.

A male and a female cockatoo look very much the same. When the female lays her eggs, both the male and the female share nesting duties. Even when the eggs hatch, both parents help to feed the chicks.

The cockatoo can live a long time. It is an endangered animal. Humans are working and building too close to its nesting areas. Often, a cockatoo is caught and sold as a pet.

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