AnAge entry for Cacatua alba

Classification (HAGRID: 02032)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Cacatua
Species
Cacatua alba
Common name
White cockatoo
Synonyms
Cacatura alba

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
26.9 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The record longevity in captivity for this species is 26.9 years [0669]. There are, however, anecdotal reports of captive animals living over 40 years [0670], which is plausible, and even over 100 years, which is doubtful.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,000 days
Male sexual maturity
2,000 days
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
570 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.13 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 554842
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 141836
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