Cacatuidae – Cockatoos

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) Male by Ian at

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) Male by Ian

whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home– (Daniel 4:21 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PSITTACIFORMES, Family – Cacatuidae – Cockatoos

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Species (21)

Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)
Baudin’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii)
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris)
Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)
Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri)
Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
Western Corella (Cacatua pastinator)
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffiniana)
Solomons Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii)
Red-vented Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)
Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica)
Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea)
Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)


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A cockatoo is any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea. Along with the Psittacoidea (true parrots) and the Strigopoidea (large New Zealand parrots), they make up the order Psittaciformes (parrots). The family has a mainly Australasian distribution, ranging from the Philippines and the eastern Indonesian islands of Wallacea to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia. The name cockatoo originated from the Indonesian name for these birds, kaka(k)tua (either from kaka “parrot” + tuwah or “older sister” from kakak “sister” + tua “old”).

Cockatoos are recognisable by the showy crests and curved bills. Their plumage is generally less colorful than that of other parrots, being mainly white, grey or black and often with coloured features in the crest, cheeks or tail. On average they are larger than other parrots; however, the Cockatiel, the smallest cockatoo species, is a small bird. (Wikipedia with editing)

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