Tanimbar Corella

Scientific Name: Cacatua goffiniana
Malay Name: Kakaktua Tanimbar
Chinese Name: 戈氏凤头鹦鹉
Alternative Name(s): Tanimbar Cockatoo

Tanimbar Island in Indonesia.


Size: 32 cm

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.

Similar looking species: Tanimbar Corella

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 2018)

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

BirdLife International. (2018). Cacatua goffiniana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.