The palm cockatoo is an iconic species of Cape York Peninsula inhabiting forest and woodlands around its core rainforest habitats. The species is difficult to study due to its sensitivity to human activity around nests and its habit of maintaining multiple potential nest hollow trees in the lead up to breeding. Our team is currently conducting research to better understand the breeding biology, habitat utilisation and spatial distribution of the species on the western Cape where little information currently exists for the species. Ultimately this work aims to achieve positive conservation outcomes for this species in areas of current and future mining development.
Palm Cockatoo on nest hollow