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Tanimbar Corella - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Goffin's Cockatoo; Tanimbar Cockatoo

Photo by James Eaton
Yamdena, Tanimbar Is, Maluku, Indonesia, November 2011
Cacatua goffini


Photo by mehdhalaouate
Yamdena island, the Tanimbars, Indonesia, August 2006

30–32 cm (11¾-12½ in) Smallest of all the cockatoos

  • White body
  • Pink lores
  • Pale grey beak
  • Some salmon on crest
  • Yellow tinge to underside wing and tail feathers
  • Brown or black iris

Sexes are similar


Near-threatened endemic of the island of Tanimbar, Indonesia. Introduced to Singapore, where a small, self-supporting population exists.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Bird from an introduced population
Photo by Neil Fifer
Hong Kong, China, March 2005

Forest and agricultural land.

Near threatened.



They nest in tree hollows. Their clutch consists of 2-3 eggs, which are incubated by both adults for 28 days.


Their main diet consists of maize.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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