Oil on Canvas / The Palm Cockatoo, also known as the Goliath Cockatoo or Great Black Cockatoo, is a beautiful smoky-grey or rich black with a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches that change color when the bird is alarmed or excited. It lives in the rainforests and woodlands of New Guinea and Queensland Australia.
The Palm Cockatoo is 55 to 60 cm (22-24 inches) in length and may be one of the largest cockatoo species. They have very long life spans.
Palm Cockatoos only lay one egg every second year. Breeding usually takes place inside tree hollows. As with other large birds, both parents care for young.