King Parrot In Raja Ampat

King Parrot in Raja Ampat

King Parrot In Raja Ampat

King Parrot in Raja Ampat – Palm cockatoo (Probosciger Aterrimus) or Black Cockatoo is one type of parrot Indonesia. In contrast to other types of parrots, cockatoos king has black fur and black-crested. The size is very large, up to 60 cm, making it the largest cockatoo species in Indonesia.

Also Read : Tropical Fruit Raja Ampat

In some areas, King Parrot are called by different names. Local names include Alkai (Aru), Awehie (Membramo), Kasmalas (Papua west-northwest), Mampais (Doreh), Sangya (Sorong), and Siong (I wish).

Also Read : Raja Ampat is Extremely Exotic

Whereas in English parrots are named Palm Cockatoo, Cape York Cockatoo, Great Palm Cockatoo, Black Macaw, Great Black Cockatoo, or Goliath Cockatoo.

Also Read : Doberai Premium Client’s Comments

The Latin name of the family Cacatuidae animals is Probosciger Aterrimus (Gmelin, 1788), the name synonymous Probosciger Aterrinus (Gmelin, 1788). There are four subspecies of cockatoo king is P.A. Aterrimus, P.A. goliath, P.A. Stenolophus, and P.A. Macgillivrayi.

Also Read : Growth Tourism In Raja Ampat


Description and characteristics of King Parrot

By dimension, King cockatoo has body length of 51-64 cm. Black body feathers, coloured crested black, and red cheeks. This crested is enforceable.

Also Read : Raja Ampat and Beginner Divers

Half the size of a very large and long (half smaller females) are coloured black. The tongue is red with a black tip. The colour of the eye is black circles with dark brown. The legs are grey.

Also Read : Why Raja Ampat is Beautiful?

In addition to the black feathers, the hallmark is the current king parrots fly, feather crest held high (standing). King parrot voice when calling such as the sound of loud screeches Keeyaank !, Eeyohn! or Raah !. Also the sound of whistling Uree Uree Uree Yurrr rhythmically.

Also Read : New Connecting Jetty In Doberai

Living alone or in small groups of up to 5 birds membered. Bird Palm cockatoo (Probosciger Aterrimus) are diurnal animals that are active during the day. The main meal is large grains and hard in addition to eating fruit and leaf buds.

Also Read : Cendrawasih Raja Ampat Bird Paradise


Habitat, Distribution, and Conservation

Cockatoo King is a native Indonesian bird, inhabiting almost the entire island of Papua. Also found in the Aru Islands, the island of Misool (Raja Ampat Islands) and several smaller islands. In addition, black parrots live also in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Also Read : Doberai Schedules For Pick Up

King Parrot bird of habitat is in lowland tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, secondary forest, up to the edge of the forest area of up to an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level.

Also Read : Raja Ampat Uses Food Sago

Global population has not been established. But is expected to remain pretty much living in the wild. To subspecies, Probosciger Aterrimus Macgillivrayi is estimated to have a stable population summed 3,000 adult’s tail). In Indonesia, Parrot King is one of the birds that are protected under Government Regulation No. 7 of 1999.

Also Read : BPPT Supports Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is located on Urai Island. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is seriously maintaining the diversity. Of plant species that grow in the hills and small forests around the resort area.

Also Read : Avoiding Over Fishing Raja Ampat

Various species of birds that can be encountered in Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort. Include a parrot, herons, eagles, parakeets, bird of paradise, king parrots and others.

Also Read : Dive Spots In Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also invites local and foreign guests. To do trekking around the resort area in order to see the diversity of bird species in Urai island.

Also Read : Ecosystem Conservation In Raja Ampat

One policy Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort has concerning the conservation. Of the habitat for birds from extinction is to not cut down trees. And maintain sustainability and purity with of the forest in Urai island.