English : Salmon-crested cockatoo
French : Cacatoès à huppe rouge
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Cacatuidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 50 cm in length for a weight of 850 g. Very large and unmistakable. White plumage with more or less strong pink tinge. Broad and long curved crest with bright salmon-pink feathers, usually concealed when resting.
Range and habitat
This species is endemic to central Indonesia and occurs in south Moluccas, on Seram and Ambon, formerly on Haruku and Saparua. Lives in lowland primary rainforests and riverine forests, up to 1200 m.
IUCN RED LIST : VULNERABLE
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species was once very common but habitat loss coupled with trapping of thousands of specimens for the trade each year are serious threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : EEP in Europe
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