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#203 Kalangay

Kalangay or the Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) is one of the most endangered cockatoo species which belongs to Psittacidae or the family of parrots.

The Philippines is home to some of the world’s most exotic birds, and one of them is the kalangay which are treetop, hole-nesting birds. Cockatoos have a massive scimitar-like beak for cracking nuts, digging up roots, or prying grubs from wood. They have a long life span, some living more than 50 years. The kalangay is also capable of mimicking human voice. Endemic only to the Philippines, the kalangay is the only species in the country that represents the cockatoo group.

Mabuhay ang kalangay!

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