cockatoo

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cockatoo

a group of birds in the family Psittacidae, characterized by a topknot of erectile feathers. Includes the Kakatoe and Microglossus genera. There are many species with different colors.

cockatoo beak and feather disease
see psittacine beak and feather disease.
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Only the 6 psittacine genera were used because detailed prevalence information is available in 5 of them (Psittacus, Amazona, Nymphicus, Cacatua, Ara) and the genus Myiopsitta has been used as an experimental model for atherosclerosis and dyslipidemia.
Key words: fat necrosis, lipogranulomatosis, yolk coelomitis, salpingohysterectomy, colonic obstruction, avian, psittacine, umbrella cockatoo, Cacatua alba
Interstitial melanin was present in the testicles of all large cockatoo species (1 Eolophus roseicapillus; 3 Cacatua species), and, in an Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis), a superb parakeet (Polytelis swainsonii) and, to a lesser degree, a blue-and-gold macaw (Ara ararauna).