White cockatoo

White cockatoos thrive in wooded areas like open woodlands, mangroves, swamps, and agricultural areas. It is often referred to as the "umbrella cockatoo" because of its broad, backward-bending crest.

Fast Facts

  • They are especially common around the edges of clearings and rivers.
  • White cockatoos are territorial and have been observed banging pieces of wood on logs and trees to warn other birds entering their territory.
  • To bathe, white cockatoos fly through wet leaves in the treetops or hang upside-down during the rain.

Scientific name

Cacatua alba
Range  Indonesia
Conservation status Endangered
Diet Omnivore
Zoo name(s) Merlin
Zoo location Education building

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