Cacatua di Goffin
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Cacatua di Goffin

Goffin’s cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana)



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Goffins Cockatoo

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Appearance and description of Goffin’s cockatoo

Goffin’s cockatoo is a short-tailed parrot with a body length of about 32 cm and a weight of about 300 g.

Both male and female Goffin cockatoos are colored the same. The main color of the body is white, with reddish spots near the beak on the side. The area on the inside of the wings and the undertail are yellowish. The crest is small, round. The periorbital ring is pronounced, without feathers, bluish in color. The beak is light gray, the paws are gray.

How to tell a male from a female Goffin cockatoo? The color of the iris in mature male Goffin cockatoo is brown-black, in females it is orange-brown.

Goffin cockatoo lifespan with proper care for more than 40 years.

Habitat and life in nature cockatoo Goffin

The species is native to Indonesia and has also been introduced to Singapore and Puerto Rico. The species suffers from poaching, loss of natural habitats and destruction by farmers due to attacks on crops.

Goffin’s cockatoo lives in tropical rainforests, can stay near coasts, next to crops.

The diet of the Goffin’s cockatoo includes various plant seeds, fruits, crops, and possibly insects.

They usually live in pairs or small flocks.

Goffins Cockatoo

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Goffin cockatoo breeding

Goffin’s cockatoos usually nest in cavities and hollows of trees. The clutch usually contains 2-3 eggs.

Both parents incubate for 28 days.

Goffin’s cockatoo chicks leave the nest at the age of about 11 weeks, but for about a month they are near their parents, and they feed them.

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