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Kucka

Goffin's Cockatoo

The Tanimbar corella (Cacatua goffiniana) also known as Goffin's cockatoo or Goffin's corella, is a species of cockatoo endemic to forests of YamdenaLarat and Selaruall islands in the Tanimbar Islands archipelago in Indonesia. The species has been introduced to the Kai Islands, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and Singapore. This species was only formally described in 2004, after it was discovered that the previous formal descriptions pertained to individuals of a different cockatoo species, the Ducorps' or Solomons cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii). Tanimbar corellas are the smallest of the white cockatoos. This species is Near Threatened due to deforestation and bird trade. The species breeds well in captivity and there is a large avicultural population.

Kucka recentely joined the sanctuary flock. Her previous owner was a friend of mine that has rescued and cared for many bird over the years. Sadly his health was in decline and has since passed away. His loss will be felt by the many birds he helped through the years and by those who knew this amazing man.

Kucka fell in love with me when I was grooming all the birds at my friends house. Kucka would not leave my side and still doesn't. She was one of the few birds he had not made arrangments for, when he saw how much she liked me he asked if I would take this sweet little bird into my care.