The Red-Vented Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) is a critically endangered medium-sized bird. It is also known as the Philippine Cockatoo.
The Red-Vented Cockatoo is all white with a red undertail, called the vent. The vent feathers are tipped with white or yellowish ends. It has pale-yellow underwings. It has a whitish beak and pink-grey feet. Its eyes are dark with a white eye-ring. It has a slightly bulbous forehead.
It measures about 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall.
The Red-Vented Cockatoo is native to the Philippines. It prefers forests and mangroves.
It feeds on seeds, fruit, flowers, buds, and the nectar from flowers.
The Red-Vented Cockatoo is social, and it nests, feeds, and flies in noisy groups, but during the mating season, they form pairs and live apart from the flock.
The female lays 2-3 eggs, which hatch after about 28 days.
[Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France]
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM