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Moluccan Cockatoo: What a Crest!

November 1st, 2008 in Parrots 3 comments
Moluccan Cockatoo

We've added another beautiful parrot to our family of Birdorables: the Moluccan Cockatoo. Endemic to the South Moluccas island in Indonesia, this bird is the largest of the white cockatoos. Check out the magnificent retractable crest, which reveals bright red-orange plumes when excited or to frighten potential attackers:

Tango with his Howard Jones Crest
This great photo is by Graygeek2008