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Umbrella Cockatoo
05-OCT-2003 Copyright © 2003 Robert

Umbrella Cockatoo

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Cacatua alba (Müller, 1776). CITES status: CITES II - ENDANGERED

Umbrella Cockatoo are also known as White or White-Crested Cockatoos, are all white with pale yellow under the wings and tail. They have a broad,
pure white crest which is normally flat against the head and unfolds when raised. This action is the source of their name, "Umbrella". Beaks, legs and
feet are a blackish grey, which often look lighter due to a covering of cockatoo powder. Males have black eyes while females are red or dark brown.

This bird originates from the Mollucan Islands, Indonesia.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/250s f/7.1 at 190.0mm iso400 with flash (1.4TC)
full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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