Cockatoos: Range, Size & Breeding Data

Cockatoos: Range, Size & Breeding Data 

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Data Included for each species:

  • Common & Scientific Names
  • Native Range
  • Length from beak to tip of tail
  • Average Clutch Size and Average Incubation Period

Bare-eyed Cockatoo or Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea: normantomi, sanguinea)

  • Range: Central, western, and northern Australia
  • 38 cm / 15.2 in
  • 2 to 3 eggs incubated for 21 - 27 days

Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica)

  • Range: New Ireland, New Guinea
  • 45 cm / 18 in
  • 2 eggs incubated for about 30 days

Carnaby's White-tailed Black Cockatoos

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: baudinii, tenuirostris, funereus, xanthonotus ... White-eared Cockatoos

  • Range: Southeastern and extreme southwestern Australia; Tasmania
  • 58-65 cm / 23.2-26 in
  • 1 to 2 eggs incubated for 28 to 30 days

Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus)

  • Range: Australia, except for humid, coastal areas
  • 32 cm / 12.8 in
  • 4 to 6 eggs incubated for 18 to 21 days

Ducorp's Cockatoos (Cacatua ducorpsii )

  • Range: Solomon Islands
  • 31 cm / 12.4 in
  • 2 to 4 eggs incubated for 26 - 28 days

Galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus: assimilis, roseicapillus)

  • Range: Central, northern, and western Australia
  • 35 cm / 14 in
  • 3 to 6 eggs incubated for 20 to 24 days

Gang-gang Cockatoos (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

  • Range: Extreme southeast coast of Australia; Northern Tasmania
  • 35 cm / 14 in
  • 2 to 3 eggs incubated for 24 to 28 days

Glossy Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami)

  • Range: Extreme eastern Australia
  • 48 cm / 19.2 in
  • 1 egg incubated for about 29 days

Goffin's Cockatoos (Cacatua goffini)

  • Range: Tanimbar Islands (Maluku Province)
  • 29 cm / 11.6 in
  • 2 to 4 eggs incubated for 21 - 26 days

Leadbeater's or Major Mitchell's Cockatoos aka Pink Cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri (Cacatua leadbeateri: leadbeateri, mollis)

  • Range: Interior and southwestern Australia
  • 38 cm / 15.2 in
  • 3 to 4 eggs incubated for 22 to 26 days

Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoos or Yellow-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua sulphurea: abbotti, citrinocristata, djampeana, occidentalis, parvula, sulphurea)

  • Range: Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) - part of the Maluku island group in Indonesia Group, Indonesia; Timor; Neighboring islands
  • 31-34 cm / 12.4-13.6 in
  • 3 to 5 eggs incubated for 22 to 27 days

Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris: tenuirostris)

  • Range: Southeastern and southwestern Australia
  • 38 cm / 15.2 in
  • 2 to 4 eggs incubated for 24 to 28 days

Moluccan Cockatoos or Salmon-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua moluccensis)

  • Range: Southern Molucca Islands
  • 55 cm / 22 in
  • 2 eggs incubated for 28 - 30 days

Palm Cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus: aterrimus, goliath, stenolophus)

  • Range: New Guinea; Cape York Peninsula
  • 55-70 cm / 22-28 in
  • 1 egg incubated for 28 - 31 days

Red-tailed Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus magnificus: macrorhynchus, magnificus, naso, samueli)

  • Range: Northern, southwestern, and interior areas of Australia
  • 55-62 cm / 22-24.8 in
  • 1 to 3 eggs incubated for 28 - 31 days

Red-vented Cockatoos (Cacatua haematuropygia)

  • Range: Philippines
  • 31 cm / 12.4 in
  • 2 to 4 eggs incubated for 24 to 29 days

Slender-billed or Bare-eyed Cockatoo or Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea: normantomi, sanguinea)

  • Range: Central, western, and northern Australia
  • 38 cm / 15.2 in
  • 2 to 3 eggs incubated for 21 - 27 days

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita: eleanora, fitzroyi, galerita, triton)

Triton Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita triton aka Cacatua triton)

  • Range: New Guinea
  • 45 cm - 18 in
  • 2 to 3 eggs incubated for 25 - 27 days

Umbrella Cockatoo or White Cockatoos (Cacatua alba)

  • Range: Central and northern Molucca Islands
  • 40-45 cm / 16-18 in
  • 2 eggs incubated for 27 - 29 days