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Palm cockatoo

Palm cockatoo:

Six Palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus) birds– were rescued from Assam’s Cachar district by the police.

  • Palm cockatoo is also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family.
  • It has a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches.
  • It is native to New Guinea, Aru Islands, and Cape York Peninsula.
  • They occur in rainforests, such as gallery forests, forest edges, eucalypt and paperbark woodlands, monsoon woodlands, dense savannas and partly cleared areas.
  • They choose big trees for roosting and nesting.
  • It is under threat by habitat loss through logging and seasonal fires, which each year destroy their nest trees in significant numbers.
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN: Least Concern