White Cockatoos/Corellas

 


 

Ducorps' Cockatoo Solomons Cockatoo Ducorps' Cockatoo Corella

Ducorps' Cockatoo, also known as Solomons Cockatoo/Corella comes from the Solomon Islands.

Confusingly, its taxonomic name can be Cacatua ducorpsii/Lophochroa goffini/Cacatua tanimberensis . . .but not Cacatua goffini, the related Goffin's Cockatoo/ Tanimbar Corella.

Ducorps' Cockatoo Solomons Cockatoo Ducorps' Cockatoo Corella

Ducorps has a pale blue eye-ring and citron-coloured under-wing and under-tail.

Ducorps' Cockatoo Solomons Cockatoo Ducorps' Cockatoo Corella

Ducorps also has a pale grey beak.

Ducorps' Cockatoo Klu Klux Klan cockatoo Solomons Corella dancing with crest raised

 

So that's where the Klu Klux Klan got the idea from.

Dancing with crest raised.
       
       
Goffin Cockatoo Corella Goffin Cockatoos Tanimbar Corella

Goffin/Goffin's Cockatoo, also called the Tanimbar Corella, Cacatua goffini, from Indonesia is the smallest white cockatoo.

It also has pale yellow under its wings and tail, and has pink feathers between its white eye-ring and pale beak.

Goffin with crest raised Goffin Cockatoos Tanimbar Corella

Goffin with crest raised.

Adult females have reddish brown irises; juveniles and adult males have black irises.
Goffin Cockatoo Corella Goffin Cockatoos Tanimbar Corella
     
  
       
Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo with crest raised

The Bare-eyed Cockatoo, also called the Little Corella, Cacatua sanguinea, from Australia and New Guinea, is similar to Goffin's in appearance except for the bare eyes.

Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella

In addition to the bare blue-grey skin around the eyes, there is a salmon pink patch of feathers between eye and beak.

Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo Corella Bare-eyed Cockatoo with crest raised

Flocks of Bare-eyed Cockatoos live in the grasslands of central and south Australia.

 Bare-eyed Cockatoo with crest raised.

     
      
Long-billed Corella Eastern Long-billed Cockatoo Western Long-billed Cockatoo

The  Long-billed Corella or Cockatoo, also called the Slender-billed, is a name for two separate species: one from Eastern Australia (Cacatua tenuirostris) above left and centre, and one from Western Australia (Cacatua pastinator) above right. Both the Eastern and the Western Long-billed also have bare eye rings and pink facial markings. The Eastern Long-billed also has a "cut-throat" red marking on the neck.

Long-billed Corella Eastern Long-billed Cockatoo Long-billed Cockatoo
The long upper beak is used to dig up seeds, bulbs and roots, and since this gregarious bird eats in large flocks, it can be an agricultural pest.
       
       
Red-vented Cockatoo Philippine Cockatoo Red-vented Cockatoo

The Red-vented or Philippine Cockatoo, also known as a Kalangay, Cacatua haematuropygia,  is one of the rarest cockatoos, coming from Palawan and Rasa in the Philippines.

A critically endangered red-list species, due to the illegal pet trade, the red vent that gives the parrot its name can be seen in the photos above together with yellow under-tail feathers.

 

 

 

       
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