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  San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Cockatoo
Cockatoos differ from other parrots not only because of their crests but also because they are mostly fl or white (with a few notable exceptions, such as the gray and pink galah Eolophus roseicapillus).
Cockatoos also do not have oil glands, but they do produce a fine powder that is the result of the breakdown of special downy feathers.
In fact, certain species of Indonesian cockatoos are thought to be extinct in the wild because of trapping for the pet trade.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-cockatoo.html   (1025 words)

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo has been universally acclaimed as the most beautiful of the cockatoos and among the most beautiful of all parrots.
Like other cockatoos they have the habit of stripping leaves and bark from trees in which they are roosting.
Major Mitchell's cockatoos feed on the seed of grasses and herbaceous plants, nuts, fruits, berries and roots.
www.honoluluzoo.org /cockatoo.htm   (493 words)

  Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Sites - Cockatoo
Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour, and is located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers.
Cockatoo Island prisoners are relocated to Darlinghurst Gaol and prison buildings become the Industrial School for Girls and a reformatory.
Originally imported from England, the crane was assembled at Cockatoo Island and became a standard of the island.
www.harbourtrust.gov.au /topics/sitescockatoo.html   (1708 words)

 Cockatoo Agression by Sam Foster
The number of cockatoo owners who call to ask me if I know of someone who will take their aggressive or unmanageable male continually surprises me. They wonder whether he should be put into a breeding program.
When working with a cockatoo who is feeling confused or frustrated by internal instinctive or hormonal influences, or who is attempting to become dominant, one of the most common errors is to use forceful body language or vocalizations in an attempt to correct the bird or regain control.
Wild cockatoos are very precise in knowing their individual roles, whether within a large flock or a family unit.
www.parrothouse.com /sf4.html   (5101 words)

 BusyBird.com - Cockatoo care, information on cockatoos, diet, cockatoo ownership, cockatoos, hazards, cockatoo toys, ...
Also a cockatoo that was allowed to stay and learn from its parents for the first six weeks of its life already knows how to be a cockatoo.
Cockatoos are often surrendered to bird sanctuaries and rescues because people do not know a lot about this type of bird.
Cockatoos are known for munipulating their owners and that is how the problems begin.
www.busybird.com /cockatooinfo.html   (1167 words)

The 18-inch White-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua alba, is all white, with a crest of feathers broadened at the tip.
The Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, is almost all white except for the narrow yellow crest and yellow cheeks.
Leadbeater's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri) also of Australia, has a crest that is a combination of red, white and yellow.
aviary.owls.com /cockatoo/cockatoo.html   (262 words)

 Cockatoo Care, at Animal World
Cockatoos are thought to be the longest lived of all parrots with examples cited of the greater sulphur-crested having lived over 100 years.
It is difficult to determine the age of a cockatoo, however young cockatoos will have a beak that is smooth and pale and their plumage will be paler, while an older bird's beak will be darker and have striations and their plumage will have a fuller coloration.
Cockatoos are among those birds that are endangered or threatened with extinction.
animal-world.com /encyclo/birds/cockatoos/CockatoosProfile.htm   (2628 words)

 Bird Times Magazine Moluccan Cockatoo Profile
As with all members of the white cockatoo genus of Cacatua, the Moluccan cockatoo has a moveable crest upon the crown of the head, white powder-down on the feathers and is sexually dimorphic by iris coloration.
Given these climatic conditions, pairs of Moluccan cockatoo that were left to rear their own chicks were still capable of rearing two broods of young each year if the first brood of chicks were removed from the parents aviary by four weeks after fledging.
While a breeding pair of Moluccan cockatoos has eggs or chicks inside of the nest box, the husbandry routines of feeding and cleaning should be kept as regular as possible so that the birds become used to the presence of their keeper at certain times of the day.
www.petpublishing.com /birdtimes/breeds/moluccan.shtml   (2600 words)

 Understanding The Umbrella Cockatoo
Don't put you cockatoo in a room by itself where it will feel isolated (unless it is a separate, for-sleeping -only-cage).
If your cockatoo hops off its cage, walks across the floor, invites itself onto your lap and you start scratching it on the head, you are, in effect, rewarding it for doing something it never should have done.
If your cockatoo screams because it wants to be let out of its cage and you cave in and let it out, you are teaching it that screaming is the way to get what it wants.
members.tripod.com /wyrick157/id21.htm   (1900 words)

Ducorps’ cockatoos, also known as the Solomon Islands cockatoo or Solomon’s corella, are medium-sized cockatoos that range from 12 to 14 inches long.
Cockatoos should be fed a formulated (pelleted or extruded) diet supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables daily to add variety and psychological enrichment.
Ducorps’ cockatoos are very active and should be provided the largest cage that space and budget allows – one that allows room for flight.
ottweet.com /parrot_breeder_ducorp_cockatoos.htm   (384 words)

 Birds » Parrots » Cockatoo - Goffin's Main Page
Like most cockatoos the Goffin's Cockatoo is comical, and snuggly, but unlike the other Cockatoo breeds the Goffin is quite small, making him very attractive to those who love Cockatoos but do not have room for the large breeds.
The Goffin's Cockatoo is the smallest of all the Cockatoos, measuring only 12.5 inches (32cm) at maturity and weighing in at 300 to 400g.
The Goffin's Cockatoo is native to the forests of the Tenimber Islands of Indonesia.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/parrots/prt811.html   (607 words)

 Umbrella Cockatoo
An adorable cockatoo, known as one of the friendliest, most cuddly and affectionate of the cockatoos.
Cockatoo is not thought of as one of the better talking parrots.
This is a cockatoo that enjoys going outside in a harness and leash and considers field trips as exploration and discovery delights.
www.geocities.com /tooland/umbrella_cockatoo.htm   (598 words)

 Salmon-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
Also known as the Rose-Crested, M2 Cockatoo, or Moluccan Cockatoo, the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo is thought by some to be the prettiest of the species.
While little is known of their habits in the wild, the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo is becoming a very popular pet among bird lovers.
Cockatoos in general and the Salmon-Crested in particular have a very loud, quivering call as well as an exceptionally shrill screech.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=15&cat=1840&articleid=1705   (474 words)

 Reference - Cockatoo Bathing and Behavior
Showering the cockatoo has its many myths and misconceptions and the focus of this article is to dispel some of the ideas we have assigned to this particular genus.
While Australia is quite renowned for its cockatoo flocks, the most commonly kept species of cockatoos in the United States may have never set one zygodactic foot on the soil of Australia in terms of evolutionary development.
Since cockatoos are a larger species of parrot it is to be suggested that these birds be given a good shower at least one or two times a week on their own.
www.netpets.org /birds/reference/behavioral/toobath.html   (1217 words)

 Birds » Parrots » Cockatoo - Moluccan Main Page
The striking Moluccan Cockatoo has become one of the most popular Cockatoos in captivity, and is also one of the most common parrots seen in parrot rescues today.
Moluccan Cockatoos can be very noisy; it is reported that their voices can be heard as far as three blocks away.
Moluccan Cockatoos are highly intelligent creatures, though they are not known for their talking ability.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/parrots/prt810.html   (1003 words)

Wild Cockatoos are usually found in the Australian region from the Celebs in the West to Solomon Islands in the East.
When Cockatoos are surprised or annoyed, they raise the fat white feathers of their crests, reveling the beautiful, salmon under feathers (Leon 26).
Cockatoos are a kind of tropical bird so they eat tropical fruit, like bananas and coconuts (Leon 26).
www.hobart.k12.in.us /ge/smith/Virtualzoo/CKO/new_page_71.htm   (392 words)

 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
The sulphur-crested cockatoo is found all through the eastern states of Australia, and along the northern coast, Tasmania and parts of South Australia and Western Australia.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos eat the seeds of grasses and plants, grains, roots, berries, buds.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos breed between August-January in the south, and May- September in the north.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/cockatoosc.htm   (287 words)

The males are typically larger than the females, with larger beaks and usually a darker iris, whereas the females have more of a reddish brown to their iris.
The Umbrella Cockatoo is one of the larger of the Cockatoos, and can live to be 60 - 70 years old.
Cockatoos can be very affectionate and loving, and can sometimes require a lot of attention.
www.mascotgraphics.com /cockatoo.htm   (1555 words)

 Umbrella Cockatoos
Umbrella Cockatoos are excellent as lifetime companions, if you have the time to devote to such a demanding creature.
Cockatoos are one the most attractive and affectionate members of the entire parrot family and one of our favorites.
Most experts state that cockatoos are in one of three main categories: they are mostly white, pink and fl.
www.tntie.com /royalbirdcompany/umbrellacockatoo.htm   (583 words)

 BirdsnWays Cockatoo Heaven - Umbrella Species
UMBRELLA COCKATOOS, also known as White or White-Crested Cockatoos, are all white with pale yellow under the wings and tail.
Umbrellas or U2s or Umbies are one of the larger cockatoo species averaging about 18 inches 45 cm, but smaller than the Moluccan and Palm Toos.
Umbrellas, like the other cockatoo species, are long lived with a life expectancy of over 70 years.
www.birdsnways.com /cockatoo/umb.htm   (599 words)

The cockatoos (Cacatua) are natives of Australia and the East Indies.
The White-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua alba, measures 18 in.
The Salmon-crested or Pink-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis, of the southern Moluccas, is 20 in.
www.jeannieshouse.com /aviary/cockatoo/cockatoo.html   (292 words)

 Breeding the Rose Breasted Cockatoo
The great majority of adult rose-breasted cockatoos can be sexed by their eye coloration and the intensity of the red or pink coloration of the naked skin around the eye.
Rose-breasted cockatoos love to be on the ground and can be observed there in the early morning sun or in the late afternoon.
Rose-breasted cockatoos lay an average of three to five eggs, and the incubation begins with the second or third egg.
www.eclectusville.com /breeding.html   (3475 words)

 Karak! - Protecting the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Also known as the 'Karak' after its distinctive call, the Red-tailed-Black Cockatoo is uniquely Australian with a sociable nature making it the perfect mascot for the Games.
The main threat to the survival of the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is the destruction of its nesting trees and of its food sources – the cockatoo relies totally on the tiny seeds of Brown Stringybark, Desert Stringybark and, in the northern half of its range, seeds of Buloke in late summer and autumn.
Cockatoos show a clear preference for larger and older trees when feeding.
www.dse.vic.gov.au /DSE/nrenpa.nsf/LinkView/B447CDA400A6A7DFCA257067008172DEDD4174D5B4E9A71BCA256E5A0010E8D0   (989 words)

 Josh's Cockatoo Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clearly, the greatest good for cockatoos is fun; it remains to be seen whether the appropriate receptacle of fun is the individual cockatoo, or all moral agents, broadly conceived.
The primary egoist argument is that cockatoos are often seen to act in ways that we regard as having an ethical disvalue: it would seem that a cockatoo is acting in such a way that it,ceteris paribus gains fun, while other moral agents seem to loose it.
Call the utility gain of each cockatoo Cn, where C is a coefficient expressing the cockatoo's capacity for noise-enjoyment, and n is the objective noise value of the screeching.
philrsss.anu.edu.au /~josh/cockatoo.html   (1044 words)

 Sam Foster - Parrot Behavior
Sam Foster has been actively working with Cockatoos for over 13 years, and is dedicated to helping others understand the behavior and complexities of the birds she loves best.
During that time they also cared for non-releasable cockatoos who had been injured in the wild, and willingly adopted those who were unwanted or "unmanageable" pets.
Sam is dedicated to her ongoing research project, The Rosie Abstracts (named after her first pet cockatoo), and to continuously studying cockatoos in both pet and breeding situations.
www.parrothouse.com /sfbio.html   (294 words)

 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is a large (55 - 65 cm) cockatoo.
It is easily identified by its mostly fl plumage, with most body feathers edged with yellow, not visible at a distance.
Another similarly sized fl-coloured cockatoo is the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, C.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/cockatoo.htm   (370 words)

 Umbrella cockatoo
THE UMBRELLA cockatoo (Cacatua alba), also known as the white cockatoo or the great white crested cockatoo, is well known in bird circles as being one of the most affectionate and affable companion birds widely available on the market today.
Both the beak and legs are a dark gray, and the feathers on the undersides of the wings and tail are light yellow.
Coop cups for a cockatoo should be made from stainless steel or ceramic, though ceramic tends to break.
www.prettybirds.net /Umbrella.htm   (1685 words)

 Cockatoo Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Cockatoos are crested birds from rainforests, dry regions, and fields of Indonesia and Australia.
Many species of cockatoo are endangered because of loss of habitat, being shot as agricultural pests, and the sale of the young as pets.
These parrots range in color from white, pink, yellow, gray, and fl; they all have a large, feathery head crest, and a curved bill.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Cckatoo.shtml   (204 words)

 Cockatoo Information
"A cockatoo is any of about 20 species of bird belonging to the family Cacatuidae, one of the two families making up the order Psittaciformes, which includes all parrots.
Like other members of the Psittaciformes, cockatoos have a characteristic curved beak shape, a zygodactyl foot (two toes forward and two toes back), and many other common features".
"One of the six subspecies of the lessor crested cockatoo from Celebes and adjacent Buton Island, Sunda Islands and Islands in the Flores and Java Seas, Indonesia".
www.junglewalk.com /info/cockatoo-information.htm   (442 words)

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