Moluccan Cockatoo

Eclectus roratus

Bird | Soloman Islands, Sumba, New Guinea, Maluku Islands, Northeastern Australia

Animal Info

Typically the male has the more showy plumage in birds and the female is camouflaged, but in this species the females have vivid coloration, while the males’ green hue blends with the foliage as they forage in the trees for food.

Diet

In the wild: Fruits, wild figs, unripe nuts, leaf and flower buds, and some seeds

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

Habitat

Emergent rainforest trees near a freshwater source

Conservation status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – least concern