Cacatua sulphurea sulphurea
English : Yellow-crested cockatoo
French : Cacatoès soufré
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Cacatuidae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known
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 large black bill, bigger and brighter cheek patch than other subspecies.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to Sulawesi, Muna and Buntung. 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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