Tanimbar Corella

Scientific Name: Cacatua goffiniana

Malay Name: Kakaktua Tanimbar

Chinese Name: 戈氏凤头鹦鹉

Alternative Name(s): Tanimbar Cockatoo

Range: Tanimbar Island in Indonesia.

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 32 cm

Identification: All white cockatoo with short crest and white eye ring. Grey legs and bill with light pink feathers around base of bill. Separated from Yellow-crested Cockatoo by lack of yellow crest and more compact build.

Habitat: Lightly wooded habitats in Singapore, although often found foraging away from forests, even around housing estates.

Behaviour/Ecology: Presence given away by loud, raucous screeches.

Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2021)

Location: Most wooded parks. Pasir Ris Park, Ulu Pandan Park Connector, Kent Ridge Park, Southern Ridges, Sentosa.


BirdLife International. (2021). Cacatua goffiniana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T22684800A178109782.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.