Cuckatoo or Kakatua
Kakatua (Malay) or Cuckatoo. Any of 21 species of crested parrots (family Cacatuidae), found in South-East Asia, Australia and from New Guinea to the Solomon Islands. Most species are white with touches of red or yellow; some are black. All have a massive beak used to crack nuts, dig up roots, or pry grubs from wood; feeding is aided by a wormlike tongue. Treetop, hole-nesting birds, cockatoos at times form large, noisy flocks that damage crops. The largest cockatoo (the palm, or great black, cockatoo) is about 25 – 30 in. (65 – 75 cm) long. Some cockatoos live more than 50 years. There is a Malay/Indonesian song called "Burung Kakatua"…Burung Kaka Tua, Hinggap di Jendela, Nenek sudah tua, Giginya tinggal dua….
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