Big jeltuhay cockatoo – Abstract


Big jeltuhay
Kakadu[1] (lat. Cacatua galerita, SYN.
Plyctolophus galeritus
) is a bird of the family of cockatoos.


One of the most
the major representatives of the family. Length
body 48-55 cm, wing of 29.5-39 cm; weight male —
810-920 g, females — 845-975 g. the Main color
plumage white with a yellowish tinge
on the underside of tail and flight feathers
feathers. The underside of the tail feathers
yellow. The crest on the head of a narrow
elongated feathers are also yellow.
Featherless area around the eyes white.
The beak is blackish gray. Paws are dark gray. Have
iris of the male is black, female


Inhabits the Southeast
New Guinea, East and North of Australia,
on the Islands of Tasmania and Kangaroo.


Inhabit palm and
eucalyptus forests, parks, gardens, fields, and
Savannah with lonely standing high
trees, not necessarily near
water. Flocks of these birds usually have
60-80 goals. Love to bathe under
the rain. Spend the night on high trees.
Most active early morning and late
day. At sunrise fly to the watering hole to
the nearest source of water. Hot time
spend the day in the shade of the trees. Well
climb trees. In comparison with other
types of Cockatoos living in Australia,
Big Jeltuhay Cockatoo not
hardly a good flyer, at least
in the long run. Unfortunately it
flight inferior is not only graceful
flight all subspecies of Black Cockatoo that
due to a longer tail
wings and tail of the latter, but is inferior
the flight of these small subspecies such as Pink,
Small and long-billed, which can
to fly for a long time, making a uniform
a strong and vigorous strokes. Large
same Jeltuhay Cockatoos usually fly
uncertainly, making asynchronous
the strokes, i.e. for example one stroke, then
a pair of consecutively, like the nervous
strokes, then attempt to soar, but if
the air is not sufficiently warmed up,
asynchronous flapping again with
a different frequency, then
some part of the way the bird still soars
and the sequence of movements of the wings
povertetsya again. This is what concerns
flight over long distances. But when
we are talking about flying from tree to tree,
or from rock to rock, or from one
high buildings on the other, the picture
radically changing. Here Large
Jeltuhay Cockatoo irresistible
assy! They excrete striking
turns and pirouettes,as if playing fly
sideways, and with the coup, and doing other
incredible aerial stunts! It should
see! Especially gives effect tricks
expand, culminating
there’s a huge bright yellow crest!
Who watched at least once such
acrobatic air show, will
struck by the beauty of these turns! Especially
it’s exciting when the scene becomes
freeway passing between the high
trees. It seems another instant and the bird
get caught for speeding multi-ton
the truck…

Their voice deserves
separate attention. Why it is considered,
that they can head
scream. However, it is not in their Arsenal
there are a huge number of sounds,far
not always drastic, it is and whining
during courtship, and meow during
communication, and how to be a Sizzling mumbling,
common to each case its tone
and volume. But as a rule sharp cries
during the flight (as if for roll call
and also scare away lizards or other
enemies), haunting observers
. A voice was heard upon
large distances. Can
to emit a whistling and gurgling sounds.

The first half of the day
spend in search of food, hot well
the afternoon part of the day there,
Napping in the dense foliage of trees. Closer
the evening again and fly
“graze” on meadows and lawns. Feed
mostly on trees, occasionally on the ground.
On fodder trees can be collected
in large flocks (several hundred).
Main food are fruits, nuts
(pine), buds, blossoms, berries, flowers,
the seeds and roots of grasses, small insects
and their larvae. In some agricultural
areas they can annoy farmers
their raids on their fields. But most
part of the population living in the forest
areas, it is costing the food
of all fruits, nuts, and kidneys
plants, but the main treat for
they are the core and tender shoots
grass. Daily at the end of the day, Large
Jeltuhay Cockatoo going in the glades
and lawns, (and in towns in parks on
the lawns)and as grazing animals for hours
graze the grass.


The nest is built in
the hollows of high trees (prefer
the eucalyptus), growing near the water. Socket
located at a height of 3.5-30 m. the lack
suitable trees can nest
in the crevices of the cliffs. Build nest
involved both parents. The clutch
1-2 eggs. The day the eggs are incubated by both parents,
at night only the female. Male
this time spends the night near the entrance to the nest.
After 30 days of incubation are displayed
Chicks. They spend in the nest 10-12 weeks
and then flying out of it, but adults
continue to feed and nurture
approximately 6 weeks.

The contents

These parrots are
very popular among fans
nature. They quickly tamed and highly
attached to the man. These parrots
do not have a good ability to
the onomatopoeia. But they are capable of
various tricks, often they can
to see in the circus.
Life expectancy up to 50 years.


The view includes 4

  • Cacatua
    galerita eleonora
    (Finsch, 1863)

  • Cacatua
    galerita fitzroyi
    (Mathews, 1912)

  • Cacatua
    galerita galerita
    (Latham, 1790)

  • Tritone cockatoo
    Cacatua galerita triton Temminck, 1849



  1. Boehme, R. L., Flint
    V. E.
    Patheticly dictionary names
    animals. Birds. Latin, Russian,
    English, German, French. /
    under the General editorship Acad. V. E. Sokolov.
    — M.: Rus. lang., “RUSSO”, 1994. — P. 115. —
    Copies 2030 — ISBN 5-200-00643-0


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