Cockatoo I, 36×72

Oil on Canvas / The Salmon-Crested Cockatoo, also known as the Moluccan Cockatoo, lives in the south Moluccas, in eastern Indonesia. The word cockatoo is a derivation from the Indonesian name for these birds – “kakatuwah” which means “vice” or “grip” from its strong beak. Cockatoos are generally found in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

It is particularly known for its high intelligence. At a height of up to 46–52 cm (18-20.5 inches), the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo is also among the largest of the white cockatoos.

Cockatoos are monogamous breeders and the relationship lasts many, many years. They are tree cavity nesters. The eggs of cockatoos are oval and white on color. These large cockatoos lay only a single egg.

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