Moluccan Cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis

Bird | Moluccan Islands of Indonesia

Animal Info

Known for their salmon pink crest, you can tell a male from female apart by the color of their eyes. Males have black eyes, while females are slightly larger birds, and have a dark brown iris.

These cockatoos are also known for being crop pests of coconut plantations.


In the wild: seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, insects and larvae

At the Zoo: Mazuri parrot chow, produce, and corn


Lowland rainforest

Conservation status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – vulnerable