Black Palm Cockatoos live in the scrubland and open forest of New Guinea. They are the largest of the cockatoos. Black Palm Cockatoos have a grayish color and a red patch of feather around the eye and the beak area. On an average they can be 30 inches (75cm) long.
These birds eat mostly seed, fruits, and sometimes they will pick on insects larvae. An advantage the Black Palm Cockatoos have is their hard bill. The bill can crack open thick shell fruits of various tropical palms. They are most active at midday. At this time all the cockatoos gather to find food.
On an average, female cockatoos lay 2-5 eggs. The incubation period for these eggs is about 48 days. Both parents share in incubating and feeding of the young. The parents of the cockatoos usually remain with their offspring for two months.
The Black Palm Cockatoos are now endangered because of loggers destroying their habitat. Trees in the forest are cut down and decrease their home. Also, because of the high demand of them as pets, these birds die during shipping or they don't adjust to the new environment and suffer severely.