- Jan 14, 2020
Pink cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla)
of the Cockatoo
On a photo: pink cockatoo. Photo: wikimedia.org
Appearance of a pink cockatoo
A pink cockatoo – a korotkokhvosty parrot with a length of body about 35 cm and weighing about 400 гр. Both the male, and a female of a pink cockatoo are painted equally. Main color of a body dirty-pink, back, wings and tail gray. On the top of the head feathers lighter. There is a light cop which the bird can lift and lower. Podkhvostye white. The Okologlaznichny ring and area around eyes naked, a gray-blue color. At males of a pink cockatoo it is area more widely and more morshchinsty, than at females. The iris at polovozrely males of a pink cockatoo dark brown, at females is lighter. Gray paws. The beak is gray-pink, powerful.
Is known 3 subspecies of pink cockatoos which differ in elements of coloring and an area of dwelling.
Life expectancy of a pink cockatoo at due leaving — about 40 years.
the Area of dwelling and life in the nature of a pink cockatoo
The pink cockatoo on the most part of Australia, the island of Tasmania lives. The look is enough многочисленен and, thanks to agriculture, expanded the area of dwelling. However illegal trade in this look prospers.
the Pink cockatoo inhabits various areas, including savannas, the open woods and agrolandscapes. However avoids the dense woods. Keeps at the height up to 1600 meters above sea level.
enter a diet of a pink cockatoo various seeds of herbs and crops and also larvae of insects, berries, kidneys, flowers and seeds of an eucalyptus. Can be fed at distance from a nest to 15 km. Often gather in big packs together with other species of a cockatoo.
Reproduction of a pink cockatoo
The nested season of a pink cockatoo falls in the north on February – June, here and there for July — February, in other regions for August — October. Pink cockatoos nest in hollows of trees at the height up to 20 meters. Usually birds clean off bark around a hollow, and inside cover a nest with eucalyptus leaves.
In a laying of a pink cockatoo usually 3 — 4 eggs which are hatched by birds in turn. However only the female hatches a laying at night. Nasizhivaniye lasts about 25 days.
In 7 — 8 weeks baby birds of a pink cockatoo leave a nest. Young individuals get off in big packs, but parents still some time feed up them.