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Umbrella Cockatoo


Scientific Name: Cacatua alba


Origin: Indonesia – Islands of Maluku, Bacan, Halmahera, Ternate, Mandioli, and Kasiruta.


Habitat: The Umbrella Cockatoo lives in lowland tropical rainforests and mangroves, and coconut plantations.


Physical Description: The Umbrella Cockatoo stands up to 46cm (18 inches) tall.

Its feathers are mostly white, with yellow feathers in the underside of its wings. This bird has black or brown eyes and a grey beak.


Behavior: Umbrella Cockatoos are docile and gentle. They can form strong bonds with their owners. They are very affectionate and love cuddling. Umbrella Cockatoos are rarely aggressive, but they need a lot of attention and affection.


Vocalization: The Umbrella Cockatoo can be very loud. It gets loud when it is bored or wants attention. When this happens, their call is very loud and can be heard from a distance.


Breeding: Umbrella Cockatoos nest in tree hollows. The female usually lays two eggs. Both the female and the male incubate the eggs for a period of around 28 days. The chicks fledge about 84 days after hatching.


Food Habits: The Umbrella Cockatoo feeds on seeds, coconuts, nuts, and grain. As a pet, this bird can also eat vegetables, fresh sprouts, fruits, and grains.