Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Creatures / Animals 10


Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Creatures / Animals 10
The Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), also known as the Goliath Cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family. It is the only member in subfamily Microglossinae and the only member of the monotypic genus, Probosciger. Its unique position within the cockatoo family has been confirmed by molecular studies.
The Palm Cockatoo is distributed in rainforests and woodlands of New Guinea and northern Queensland, Australia. A majority of all captive-bred Palm Cockatoos are currently owned by Natalie Copp, David Roberts, Mike Tyson, Thomas Woodward and Ina Zuncke. The collective breeding program has been deemed a success by the Palm Cockatoo Conservation in Papua New Guinea.
The Palm Cockatoo makes four different kinds of vocalisations, including a "hellow" call that is surprisingly human-like. Read more about this amazing bird on MFS,with videoclip.

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