Rose Breasted Cockatoo

Rose Breasted Cockatoo

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Rose-breasted Cockatoo:

The rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla) is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.

Distribution & Habitat:

Rose-breasted Cockatoos are found in all Australian states except in the driest areas. They are common in some metropolitan areas and common to abundant in open habitats which offer at least some scattered trees for shelter


The rose-breasted cockatoo is also known as the galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey cockatoo.


The rose-breasted cockatoo have a pale silver to mid-grey back, a pale grey rump, a pink face and chest, and a light pink crest.  The sexes are similar, however in adult birds the male has very dark brown (almost black) irises and the female has mid-brown or red irises. The juveniles are duller than the adults. Juveniles have grayish chests, crowns, and crests.

Breeding Rose-breasted Cockatoo:

Their nests can be found  in tree cavities. They lay 2-5 white eggs that are incubated for about 25 days, and both the male and female share the incubation. The chicks leave the nest about 49 days after hatching


Diet :

Rose-breasted Cockatoo should be given a variety of fruits, vegetables,cooked pasta, beans and cooked meats. Seeds and nuts should be given only as treats.