Pink Cockatoo

About the Pink Cockatoo

Also known as: Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Leadbeater's Cockatoo

The Pink Cockatoo is a medium-sized species of cockatoo found in parts of Australia. These birds are also known as Major Mitchell's Cockatoo or Leadbeater's Cockatoo.

Pink Cockatoos have an amazing plumage, highlighted by their outlandish and colorful crests. The crest is bright yellow alternating with bold red. This contrasts with a subdued salmon pink body plumage.

Pink Cockatoos prefer an arid woodland habitat. They feed on seeds which they extract from shells using their powerful beaks. They also feed on fruit and insect larvae.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 25 July 2015
Scientific Name
Lophochroa leadbeateri
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Lophochroa
  • L. leadbeateri
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Units: Imperial / Metric
13 to 16 inches
12.7 to 17 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 彩冠凤头鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) kakadu inka
Danish (Dansk) Inkakakadu
Dutch (Nederlands) Incakaketoe
Finnish (Suomi) arokakadu
French (Français) Cacatoès de Leadbeater
German (Deutsch) Inkakakadu
Italian (Italiano) Cacatua di Leadbeater
Japanese (日本語) クルマサカオウム [kurumasakaoumu]
Norwegian (Norsk) Fagerkakadu
Polish (Polski) kakadu ognistoczuba
Portuguese (Português) Cacatua-rosa
Russian (русский язык) Какаду-инка
Spanish (Español) Cacatúa Abanderada
Swedish (Svenska) inkakakadua
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