Umbrella Cockatoo (cacatua alba)
The Umbrella Cockatoo is all white, with a light yellow wash under their wings and tail, their crest is large and fan shaped. Their beak and legs are black. The Umbrella Cockatoo occurs in the lowland and hill forest up to 600m of Central and Northern Moluccans, Indonesia. Unlike the Moluccan the Umbrella seems to prefer secondary growth habitats. Umbrella Cockatoos spend most of their time in the canopy in pairs or small parties. At dusk they gather in groups of up to 50 to roost in large trees. Their white plumage and loud screeching call making them very conspicuous.
- Length: 40-50cm/16-20 inches
- Weight: 450-800 grams
- Life span: 50-70 years
- Diet: fruit, nuts, seed, berries, insects and their larvae
- Incubation: 28-30 days
- No. of eggs; 2-3