Wildlife Photography: Red-vented Cockatoo

Photo taken at Singapore Zoo.

The Red-vented CockatooCacatua haematuropygia, sometimes called the Philippine Cockatoo or Kalangay, is a critically endangered species of cockatoo that is endemic to the Philippines. It is roughly the size and shape of the Tanimbar Corella, but is easily distinguished by the red feathers around the vent.
The plumage is all white with red undertail coverts tipped white, yellowish undertail and pale yellow underwings. It is 12.2 inches long and has an 8.6 inches wingspan.
The Red-vented Cockatoo makes a characteristic bleating call, as well as screeching or whistling noises that are common to most cockatoos. It is quieter than most cockatoos, and much quieter than the Umbrella Cockatoo or Moluccan Cockatoo. ~ SOURCE

18 comments:

  1. such a lovely creature, learning from your page each time...

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  2. Such a beautiful bird! I'm familiar with Cockatoos, but I've never seen one with the color! Terrific! Hope your week is going well, Cher!

    Sylvia

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  3. Very beautiful bird. I think I have seen one in a zoo before.

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  4. A beautiful, but maybe talkative bird.

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  5. just had a photo of a Guria from PNG, wll post tomorrow.

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  6. Beautiful bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. I enjoyed learning something about this interesting bird.

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  8. Beautiful bird, and a terrific shot of it!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  9. A beautiful bird to see...

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  10. What a beautiful bird. Does it have a red vent?????

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  11. Could it be any pinker? Amazing!

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  12. The splash of red on the crest is an elegant touch!

    Splash of Desert Red

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  13. Beautiful bird but that's a Moluccan Cockatoo not a Red-vent.

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  14. Beautiful bird! I sometimes watch a live cam from Australia on UStream, called Backyard Galah Cam - Beautiful birds that we don't have here in the States!

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