Europeans first discovered Moluccan parrots when Ferdinand Magellan attempted to find a quick route to the Far East and sailed through the Magellan Straits. Magellan was killed in this adventure but 18 of his crewman made it back to Seville Spain. Among them was Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian chronicler, who was enamoured with the great white parrots called catara (cockatoos). Molucann Cockatoos (Cacatua Moluccensis) live a similar lifespan as humans - 75 or 80 years.
Molucann Cockatoos (Cacatua Moluccensis) live a similar lifespan as humans - 75 or 80 years. Moluccans eat a varied diet of fruits, seeds, vegetables, roots, nut and coconuts and even a little meat. They will go after insects. They generally weight 800-950grams and are about 40-50cm. Both adults large, soft peach coloured cockatoo with bright, dark peach crest; soft yellow suffusion underwings and undertail. Eye black, area around eye white. Eye black in male and dark brown in female.