Palm Cockatoo

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Recently, six Palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus) birds– were rescued from Assam’s Cachar district by the police.

About Palm Cockatoo


  • It is also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family.
  • It has a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches.
  • Distribution:
    • It is native to New Guinea, Aru Islands, and Cape York Peninsula.
    • They occur in rainforests, such as gallery forests, forest edges, eucalypt and paperbark woodlands, monsoon woodlands, dense savannas and partly cleared areas.
    • They choose big trees for roosting and nesting.
  • Threats
    • It is under threat by habitat loss through logging and seasonal fires, which each year destroy their nest trees in significant numbers. 
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN: Least Concern


Q1) What is Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus, commonly known as eucalypt, is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs that belong to the family Myrtaceae. Native to Australia, eucalyptus trees are known for their rapid growth, distinctive fragrance, and valuable timber. They are also recognized for their essential oils, which have various practical and medicinal use.

Source: Assam police rescue six exotic ‘Palm cockatoo’; smugglers flee