Moluccan Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis

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    The Moluccan Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis also known as Salmon-crested Cockatoo is a cockatoo endemic to south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. At 50 cm, it is the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the males on average. It has white-pink feathers with a definite peachy glow, a slight yellow on the underwing and underside of the tail feathers and a large retractable recumbent crest which it raises when threatened, revealing hitherto concealed bright red-orange plumes to frighten potential attackers (may also be raised in excitement, or other 'emotional' displays). It also has one of the louder calls in the parrot world and in captivity is a capable mimic.

    In the wild the Moluccan Cockatoo inhabits lowland forests below 1000m. The diet consists mainly of seeds, nuts and fruit, as well as coconuts.

    Fonte: Wikipedia

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    1. Theophilos 92 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colors and pose too!!!

    2. linlaw39 92 months ago | reply

      Vi tu preciosa foto en - I see your nice picture in

    3. my F-Stop 92 months ago | reply

      Breath taking !

    4. Cgilden58 92 months ago | reply

      The colors are beautiful. Great shot!
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    5. tuxette 92 months ago | reply

      Oh, so pretty!

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    6. Mario Martins 90 months ago | reply

      Essas cacatuas são lindas, realmente. Bela foto.

    7. Swais 48 months ago | reply

      OMG that is just too pretty!

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