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Flying Moluccan Cockatoo Pictures

 

Cockatoos are birds of the parrot family that originated and still remain in the wild in Australia and its surrounding islands. These birds can be 12 to 13 inches long, in the case of the Goffin’s Cockatoo (the smallest in the cockatoo family), and up to twenty seven inches long in the Palm Cockatoo or Goliath Palm. The difference in size, as well as other features, is so great, that you might think you are talking about a different bird altogether, but that is only because there are 17 species within the cockatoo family.

Most cockatoos are all white, but can be interspersed with some gray, pink, black, and an almost royal blue coloring in the Palm Cockatoo.

This lovely bird has been said to live up to one hundred years, but has been recorded as living somewhere between forty and sixty years.

These birds are quite social and will be seen flocking together in numbers exceeding the hundred or so. Farmers generally consider them a menace and a pest to their crops, to the point where licensed culling (controlled hunting) is allowed in some states (in Australia), in order to keep this bird from tearing up complete crops.

The Moluccan Cockatoo is a very impressive bird. Think of the Moluccan as a soft pink umbrella (Umbrella Cockatoo that is). While the Umbrella Cockatoo is generally about 18 inches long and all white, the Moluccan is a little bigger (approximately 20 inches long) and is a beautiful and very soft or subtle tone of pink. The pink coloring is more of a salmon color, which is why it is also called the Salmon Crested Cockatoo.

Moluccan are close to being the biggest (not the baddest) of the cockatoos and have a voice to match their size! They are definitely not “apartment friendly” birds, unless all of your neighbors happen to be deaf. They are loving and affectionate, super cuddly, but will let you know in no uncertain tone of voice if they need more than you are willing to give.

Moluccan’s are bred for their antics, beauty, and affections. You can expect to pay anywhere between $900 to $2,000 for a Moluccan and much depends on whether you are buying it from a breeder or a pet shop. 

Flying Moluccan Cockatoo pictures are not as beautiful as the real thing, but the numbers, beauty, and free flight (if found in the wild), are truly a sight to see. Imagine Moluccan’s in flight as a reflection of a salmon run in a cool stream. Breath taking to say the least!

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