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Ducorps cockatoo

Cacatua ducorpsii

The Solomons cockatoo, also known as the Ducorps’s cockatoo, Solomons corella or broad-crested corella, is a species of cockatoo endemic to the Solomon Islands archipelago. The Solomons cockatoo is about 30 cm (12 in) long. They are predominantly white. They have a blue eye ring and a recumbent crest which resembles a sail in its raised state.

Solomons cockatoos first travelled beyond their native habitat during World War One win the Solomon Islands were a part of the German colonies. By the 1990s, Solomons Cockatoos became more popular for importation. Today, they are often kept as pets.

Just like many other cockatoos, the Solomons cockatoo is known for its fun and wild personality. These birds love to play games and tricks, making them very silly and fun to be around.

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Conservation Status:

Least concern


Solomon Islands


Lowland rainforests, open areas and gardens


Fruits, berries, flowers





Incubation period:

24-26 days

Life Span:

40-60 yrs