|Other Common Names||
Rose Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo, Rose-breasted Cockatoo.
Breeds July-December in southern Australia. Forms permanent pair bonds although will pair again if one does not survive. Nests in tree hollows or similar. Clutch size is between 3 and 6 eggs. Both sexes incubate eggs and care for young. Young fly at 6-7 weeks. Huge flocks of birds congregate and roost together at night.
The male has a dark brown eye while the female has a red eye.
Occurs over most of Australia including some offshore islands.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Self-introduced to Tasmania.
Herbivore. Feeds on seeds mostly from the ground including seeds from grasses and cultivated crops.
Timbered habitats, usually near water. Now found in urban areas following clearance of subcoastal woodlands for farming.
Native to Australia