ParrotCast #1: Malle – Probosciger Aterrimus
Welcome bird friends to the first episode of our ParrotCast with some techy sounds by parrot-daddy @mallecph.
From now on we wil bring you the best music of our fellow parrot friends from all over the world on a monthly basis, each one representing their parrot alter ego.
Stay tuned, enjoy and remember to fly high <3 The palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea, Aru Islands and Cape York Peninsula. It has a very large black beak and prominent red cheek patches. The palm cockatoo is 55 to 60 cm in length and weighs 910–1,200 g. It may be the largest cockatoo species and largest parrot in Australia. It has a large and complex vocal repertoire, including many whistles and even a "hello" call that sounds surprisingly human-like. There are distinct dialects throughout the species' range. It furthermore has a unique territorial display where the bird (typically the male) drums with a large stick or seed-pod against a dead bough or tree, creating a loud noise that can be heard up to 100 m away. After drumming, the male occasionally strips the drum-tool into small pieces to line the nest. The palm cockatoo is an unusual bird, being an ancient species and one of the few bird species known to use tools. [ad_2]
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