Australia, Nuova Zelanda
seeds – fruit – vegetables
Spawn: 2 – 5 Incubation: 24-25 days
The Rose-breasted Cockatoo is one of the more common and widespread species in the Australian territory. It is around 35cm long and weighs between 270-350 g. Its rump feathers have various shades of gray while the breast and mobile crest are pink. Its beak is bone-colored and around the eyes there is a clear white ring of skin. The legs are gray.
There is no sexual dimorphism. The two sexes are distinguishable only for the different color of their irises: usually black in males and brown in females.
They love to gather in large flocks moving on foot on the ground in open areas looking for food.
These birds create strong bonds between males and females. Their couples are stable and their bond lasts all their lives. The female lays the eggs in tree cavities. She lays 2-5 white eggs that are incubated for 25 days both by the female and the male. The chicks leave the nest around 50 days after they hatch.
This bird makes very loud sounds and can repeat the human language. It can live up to 40 years.