The Solomons cockatoo is about 30 cm (12 in) long. They are predominantly white. They have a blue eye ring and a recumbent crest which resembles a sail in its raised state. As other members of the subgenus Licmetis, it has a pale bill.
- Common Names: Solomons cockatoo, Ducorps’ cockatoo, Solomons corella, broad-crested corella,
- Scientific Name: Cacatua ducorpsii
- Natural Distribution: This cockatoo endemic to the Solomon Islands. This small white cockatoo is larger than the Tanimbar corella yet smaller than the umbrella cockatoo. The species is common across most of the Solomons, absent only from Makira in the south. It inhabits lowland rainforests, secondary forests, cleared areas and gardens.
- Breeding Notes: The Solomons cockatoo nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white.
- Eggs: Usually 2 eggs
- Hatching / Incubation: 25 days
- Fledging: 62 days
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