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Moluccan cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis


The Moluccan cockatoo is also known as the salmon-crested cockatoo and is light whitish-pink in color with a salmon streak on the top of its head that is concealed except when alarmed.


Its native habitat is the Moluccas, Maluku Islands, in eastern Indonesia. This bird is found in the lowland forests below 1000 meters. Its principal diet includes nuts, seeds, fruit, and coconuts; and it also eats meat to include insects.


This particular specimen was most friendly and perched readily on my forearm, although I gave its sizable beak the respect it deserved! This bird was seen at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Centre, in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Rustic 41

Nassau, Bahamas

Lat: 25.08, Long: -77.36

Spotted on Nov 12, 2013
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013

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