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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-13 11:01
Viewed: 4708
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, B.C.

MOLUCCAN COCKATOO or Salmon-crested Cockatoo
Cacatua moluccensis

The Moluccan cockatoo is pale pink in color with a deep salmon colored crest. The bill is gray-black and the legs are gray.
SIZE: Approximately 47.5-50 cm (19-20 in.)
WEIGHT: Approximately 0.9 kg (2 lbs)
DIET: Includes seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, and some insects
INCUBATION: Approximately 30 days
CLUTCH SIZE: 2-6 eggs
LIFE SPAN: 65 or more years
RANGE: Southern Moluccan Islands (Ceram, Sapurua, Haruku) and the Indonesian Islands
HABITAT: Found in dense forests
GLOBAL POPULATION: Less than 10,000

1. Moluccan cockatoos are considered pests in coconut plantations. They attack young coconuts, chewing through tough outer layers to get to the soft pulp and milk.

2. Both parents take part in incubating the eggs.

3. Moluccan cockatoos can mimic the sounds of other animals, including people.

4. Moluccan cockatoos can hold their food in one foot and break pieces off of it with the other foot.

5. Moluccan cockatoos live in small, loose flocks.

6. They are very gregarious and have one of the shrillest cries of all birds.


Moluccan cockatoos are a food source for many animals larger than themselves.

Their feeding habits are very destructive, which annoys most gardeners.

They aid in seed dispersal through their eating of fruit.

This species is very popular in the pet trade and is considered to be an exceptionally easy bird to tame. They are generally very affectionate toward humans and have lively personalities. This species is often used for show and appears quite comfortable in exhibition halls among hundreds of other birds and large crowds. One word of caution: since these birds live a long time, owners often have to will them to someone else in case they are unable to care for them any longer.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-13 12:03]

Hello Manyee,
Lovely composition and POV.Very good details and colours. Well done TFS :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-13 19:37]

Manyee, a very nice capture.

Great pov, composition and sharpness.

Of course, I do enjoy pose. Great title too.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-13 21:10]

Beautiful pose, Manyee. Nice composition and sharpness.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-14 3:58]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting bird that you have well captured ! Its pose is so nice ! Congratulations Manyee and thanks for sharing with us.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-14 5:17]

This is so cute Manyee! I love pose of this bird and its feathers. Light pink tones looks just great!

Hi Manyee,
So used to seeing white ones, this one threw me for a second. I have never seen this varity. Great timing to get this shot. Beautiful colors and sharp detail. Excellent nots as always. Great job!

Hello Manyee
Great job with the exposure on this shot. It would have been very easy to have some blown highlights on the bird.

Positive is bird is on focus and there's detail in the soft pink parts. No over exposure.
Rather 'negative' or better I prefer the whole bird in the frame...easy to say of course and rather personal;-).
Great work

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-01-11 5:26]

Hi Manyee,
Very good and Very well done

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