Yellow-crested cockatoo

Yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea

ClassMammalia
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittacidae
Size35cm
Weight310-380g
Gestation28 days
Birth2-3
Life-spanabout 60 years
Diet
grains, fruit, nuts, berries

Habitat
subtropical forest

Range
Indonesia, East Timor


The rapid decline in the number of yellow-crested cockatoos in their natural environment is mainly due to the illegal trade in caged birds. The destruction of their habitat by logging and the conversion of forests into agricultural land are further pressures.
 
A recovery plan for this species was put into place in 1998. Its main aims are to control trade, conserve habitats, establish captive breeding colonies to eradicate the demand for wild birds, study the ecology and dynamics of cockatoo populations, and organise awareness programs.




Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)

  • Not evaluated
    NE
  • Data deficient
    DD
  • Least concern
    LC
  • Near threatened
    NT
  • Vulnerable
    VU
  • Endangered
    EN
  •  Critically endangered
    CR
  • Extinct in the wild
    EW
  • Extinct
    EX

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