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A New Inhabitant In Batumi Zoocorner.

A new inhabitant at the Zoo is Solomons Cockatoo (Eclectus roratus), also known as the Ducorps' Cockatoo, Solomons Corella or Broad-crested Corella, is a species of cockatoo endemic to the Solomon Islands. It inhabits lowland rainforests, secondary forests, cleared areas and gardens. The Solomons Cockatoo is about 30 cm long, weight: 300-400 gr. They are predominantly white. They have a blue eye ring and a recumbent crest which resembles a sail in its raised state. Feeds on seeds, berries, fruit, buds, blossoms and insects and their larvae. The Solomons Cockatoo nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually two in a clutch. The eggs are incubated by both (male and female) for about 25 days and the chicks leave the nest about 2 months after hatching. Elegant, somewhat quieter than other cockatoos. Harsh and somewhat screechy; screech can be continuous and resemble Little Corellas. They can perfectly imitate human’s voice. Average Lifespan is 50 years. Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List. There are 3 Solomons Cockatoos in Batumi Zoo corner.

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