English : Citron-crested cockatoo
French : Cacatoès à huppe orange
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Cacatuidae
Notes : No subspecies known (sometimes treated as subspecies of C. sulphurea)
Adults can reach 33 cm in length for a weight of 350 g. Plumage white with bright yellow undertail, erectile crest and cheek patch. This subspecies has a bright orange crest and small orange cheek patches.
Range and habitat
This species is endemic to Sumba. The closely related species found in central Indonesia, in most of lesser Sundas and Timor. Also on Masalembu Besar. Lives in woodlands and cultivated areas, up to 1200 m.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species’ situation is critical in most of its range, being nearly extinct in many islands because of over trapping and habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : EEP in Europe
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