Solomons Cockatoo

Information about the Bird Solomons Cockatoo

The Solomons cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), also known as the Ducorps' cockatoo, Solomons corella or broad-crested corella, is a species of cockatoo endemic to the Solomon Islands. This small white cockatoo is larger than the Tanimbar corella yet smaller than the umbrella cockatoo. The species is common across most of the Solomons, absent only from Makira in the south. It inhabits lowland rainforests, secondary forests, cleared areas and gardens.

The Solomons cockatoo is about 30cm (12in) long. They are predominantly white. They have a blue eye ring and a recumbent crest which resembles a sail in its raised state. As other members of the subgenus Licmetis, it has a pale bill.
The Solomons cockatoo nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually two in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for about 25 days and the chicks leave the nest about 62 days after hatching.

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