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Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

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The Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, also known as Leadbeater’s cockatoo or pink cockatoo, is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia.

Scientific name: Lophochroa leadbeateri
Length: 50 – 60 cm (In the wild)
Higher classification: Cacatua
Rank: Species
Family: Cacatuidae
Kingdom: Animalia

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Description

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo.

The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo has beautiful colors. The Major Mitchell Cockatoo’s wings have white feathers, while the rest are soft pink. Although the crest appears plain when it’s down, when it is erect, it has beautiful orange-yellow coloring. The feet and bill are bone-colored.

Origin

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo. It can be found in Southern and Western Australia. They prefer to live in forests and don’t venture out into the open fields as often. Major Mitchell Cockatoo pair will not nest near one another. Their range is shrinking and they can’t tolerate habitats that are partially cleared or fragmented.

Fascinating facts

This species can be kept as a pet but is rare. Although they can be as affectionate, docile, and friendly as other species, they must be socialized well. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo will not become tame and affectionate if they aren’t socialized well as they grow up. It is difficult to breed this species in captivity. They require a large aviary. This bird is often kept in zoos and bird parks rather than being kept as a pet.

A pink cockatoo, commonly called Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, is actually named after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell who was an explorer and surveyor of Southeast Australia in the 1800s. The most striking feature of this beautiful cockatoo is its white-tipped, yellow-banded crest. The wings are usually white with a darker pink underside. They can grow up to 36cm in length, making them a medium-sized bird among cockatoos. They can be found in small groups, or with pairs.In addition to this breed is the Umbrella Cockatoo parrot for sale.

It is known for its soft-textured white plumage, salmon-pink plumage, and large, bright, red-and-yellow crest. It was named after Major Sir Thomas Mitchell. He wrote that “Few birds brighten the monotonous hues in the Australian forest more than this beautiful species’ pink-coloured wings and flowing crown might have embellished it with the air of a more voluptuous area.”They are very special you can click here for details.

Major Mitchell’s cockatoo males and females are nearly identical. Males tend to be larger. The males are usually larger and have a yellow stripe at the crest that is wider. When mature, they develop a reddish eye.
Reproduction and longevity
Around 3-4 years of age, the bird reaches sexual maturity. At 83 years of age, Major Mitchell’s cockatoo was the oldest known.

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