Bird

Palm Cockatoo

Area: 
Northern Queensland, New Guinea
Habitat: 
Forest, woodland
Food: 
Seeds, fruit, nuts, and berries
Size: 
Up to 25 inches long
Babies: 
Chicks stays in the nest and are fed by their parents for 3 months.
To advertise its territory, a palm cockatoo holds a stick in its foot and drum against a hollow tree.
Palm Cockatoo

 

 

Palm cockatoos are the largest of all cockatoos. An adult male can measure more than 2 feet long. When it gets excited, a palm cockatoo makes itself look even bigger by raising its crest feathers (those are on top of its head).

 

Even a palm cockatoo’s beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. is bigger than those of other cockatoos! It can measure up to 3 ½ inches long. Look at the pictures above and notice how the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly.’s upper beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. has edge that look like stair steps. These help the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. keep a good grip on the nuts, large seeds, and fruit it eats. A palm cockatoo’s beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. is very powerful. These birds can tear open a kind of fruit called pandanus that humans need a hatchet to harvest!

 

The colored patch on a palm cockatoo’s face is bare skin. The color becomes a brighter shade when the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. gets excited—kind of like the way humans blush.  But when the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. is feeling shy, it raises its cheek feathers to cover the red patch completely.