• Jan 14, 2020

Small zheltokhokhly cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea)

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 the Small zheltokhokhly cockatoo in the forest of a photo

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Appearance (description) of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo

The small zheltokhokhly cockatoo is a korotkokhvosty parrot with an average length of body about 33 cm and weighing about 380 гр. The male and a female of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo are painted equally. Main color of plumage white, here and there slightly yellowish. The area of ears has a yellow-orange color. Yellow cop. The Okologlaznichny ring is deprived of feathers and has bluish color. The beak is gray-black, paws gray. An iris of eyes at polovozrely females orange-brown, at males brown-black.
In the nature meets 4 subspecies of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo which differ in coloring elements, the sizes and an area of dwelling.
Life expectancy of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo at due leaving makes about 40 - 60 years.

the Area of dwelling and life in the nature of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo

World wild population of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo makes about 10000 individuals. Lives on the Lesser Sunda Isles and Sulawesi. In Hong Kong there is introduced population. The look keeps at the height up to 1200 meters above sea level. Inhabit semi-droughty territories, coconut groves, hills, the woods, agricultural grounds.
Eat small zheltokhokhly cockatoos various seeds, berries, fruit, insects, nuts, visit fields with corn and rice. From fruit prefer mango, dates, a guava and a papaya.
Usually meet in couples or small packs up to 10 individuals. Big packs can gather for feeding on fruit trees. Behave at the same time it is quite noisy. Like to bathe during a rain.

 a zheltokhokhly cockatoo on a photo tree

On a photo: small zheltokhokhly cockatoo. Photo: wikimedia.org

Reproduction of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo

The nested season of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo depending on the habitat can it falls on September – October or April – May.

Nests arrange in emptiness of trees usually at the height about 10 meters above the ground. In a laying of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo usually 2, sometimes 3 eggs. Parents serially within 28 days hatch.

Baby birds of a small zheltokhokhly cockatoo leave a nest at the age of 10 – 12 weeks.

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