Cacatua sulphureacockatoosc port1

Family

  • Psittacidae

Lifespan

  • In captivity up to 49.7 years
  • Unconfirmed anecdotal reports of over 100 years

Size

  • Length: 12-14 inches

Range

  • Found in the central archipelagos of Indonesia and on East Timor
  • Was once widespread and common in the 19th Century but by the 1980s had undergone a rapid decline and was vanishing from most areas of its former range.

Habitat

  • Forest savannah, forest edge, scrub, and agricultural areas

Diet

  • In the wild: Fruit, flowers, and seeds

Reproduction

  • Mating season is from September to May.

Special adaptations

  • Calls are laud and vry raucous. Often gives a single harsh screech but also sweeter whistles and squeaky notes.

Interesting facts

  • Because of their small size, these birds are targeted by the illegal pet trade; this has had a devastating effect on their population and continues to be a problem to date.

Conservation status

  • CITES –Appendix I
  • IUCN –Critically Endangered

Sources

    1. Appendices I, II, and III of CITES. (February 5, 2015) Accessed January 2016. http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.php
    2. ARKive.org. Accessed February, 2016. http://www.arkive.org/yellow-crested-cockatoo/cacatua-sulphurea/
    3. Bird Life.org Accessed February, 2016.http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/factsheet/22684777
    4. Encyclopedia of Life. Accessed January 2016. http://www.eol.org/pages/328660/details
    5. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (2015) Accessed January 2016. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/searchcockatoosc fb1

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