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Salmon-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis

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A large white cockatoo with a pinkish cast to many feathers and yellow under the wings. The bright salmon color may be mostly concealed unless the crest is raised. Usually found in pairs and small flocks. Calls are very loud screeches. Inhabits lowland rainforests in the southern Moluccas; also known as Moluccan Cockatoo. Introduced to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where a small population has become established.

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