Avian Companions

Black Palm Cockatoo

Courtesty Of Mahbob

Courtesty Of Doug Janson

Black Palm Cockatoo-Probosciger aterrimus goliath

Size-Ranges from 22 to 28 inches

Weight-500 to 1100 grams

Description-Large Black bird with Red Cheek Patches which indicate their degree of health(Bright red is the best!)

Origin-New Guinea, Vogelkop, Irian, Jaya, through south-eastern and Western Papuan Islands.

Pet Quality- Not to be kept as a pet as they are endangered and do not have the same qualities as the white Cockatoo species.


A very intelligent bird that uses tools in the wild to keep other birds away such as making a "DrumStick" and beating on a hollow log!

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