Salmon-crested Cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis

Banned from plantations! Salmon-crested cockatoos are known as pests in grain and coconut plantations because they love to attack young coconuts, chewing through the outer layers to get the milk and soft pulp within.

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ORIGIN:
Moluccan Islands, Indonesia

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HABITAT:
Lowland rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Up to 2 lbs
Length: 18-20 lbs

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds, nuts and insects

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PREDATORS:
Rats, birds of prey and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Puff out feathers to appear larger

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 1-3 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
70 yrs

GALLERY

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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