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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The rainforest is home to the rare maleo bird, which is almost extinct, as well as the sulphur-crested cockatoo, whose population has been decimated by the pet trade.
Ten studies were performed in 6 birds: 3 cockatoos (1 umbrella cockatoo [Cacatua alba], 1 Goffin's cockatoo [Cacatua goffinii], and 1 sulphur-crested cockatoo [Cacatua galerita]) and 3 African grey parrots.
Cocky, a Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, is white with a yellow plume and is worth about pounds 1,000.
The cockatoo group comprised the following species: blue-eyed cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica), Ducorps's cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), little corella (Cacatua sanguined), Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), pink cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Tanimbar cockatoo (Cacatua goffini), white cockatoo (Cacatua alba), and yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphured).
Key words: nutrition, plasma biochemical analysis, minerals, avian, psittacine, sulphur-crested cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, long-billed corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, galah, Eolophus roseicapilla