AnAge entry for Cacatua moluccensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02038)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One male specimen acquired as an adult lived 65.8 years at San Diego Zoo [0669]. Like in other species of cockatoos, there are anecdotal reports of animals living over 100 years [0491]. Similarly, one report suggested that these animals can live up to 92.5 years in captivity [0979], but this has not been verified; the same study reported that these animals can breed from about 6 years of age in captivity. Also called Moluccan cockatoo.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
830 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 554841
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 136504
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