of the World
Cacatua leadbeateri, Australia
A brilliant, beautiful bird species, Leadbeater's Cockatoo
the arid and arid regions of Australia. They are popular pets and form
closely with their owners. As of June 2012, Cookie, a 79 year old Leadbeater's Cockatoo,
lives in the Brookfield, IL Zoo
Art of Allan Brooks
Poicephalus senegalus Africa
Senegal Parrots live in savannas and woodlands and migrate within western
They are breed in captivity for the pet trade.
Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris,
The male Malabar Pied Hornbill locks the
female and eggs in a tree cavity by narrowing the hole with mud. Later the
mother eventually breaks the blocked entrance, rebuilds the trap and both
parents feed the chicks.
After the female Rhinoceros Hornbill lays eggs, they
line the tree cavity entrance with mud reducing the opening until it is only
sufficient for the male to feed the female and chicks. The female and chicks are
protected and locked in the cavity. When the chicks are ready to leave the nest,
the parents remove the dried mud.
Carolina Parakeet, Extinct
Once abundant, they nested in large colonies in the cypress
swamps in the South Atlantic and Gulf States. They migrated up the Mississippi, and
Missouri Rivers to the Platte and regularly to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin
and Nebraska, and in the east to Pennsylvania. Hunted for their feathers and
slaughtered as pests, the last reported sighting in the wild was a small flock in Florida
Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco, South America
The Toco Toucan of central and eastern South America is
the largest of all the toucans and one of the most popular attractions
at zoos. Toucans are intelligent, noisy, nest in holes in trees and eat
fruit and seeds and sometimes insects and tree frogs.
Blue and Gold Macaw Ara ararauna, South America
Blue and Gold Macaws (Ara ararauna) live in Central and South America including
Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Panama and Venezuela. Their beauty and ability to
learn to imitate speech make them popular and expensive pets.
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