YELLOW-CRESTED COCKATOO (Cacatua sulphurea)


YELLOW-CRESTED COCKATOO (Cacatua sulphurea)
YELLOW-CRESTED COCKATOO (Cacatua sulphurea)
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Description: Cockatoos are a member of the parrot family, which are threatened in the wild by deforestation and the caged bird trade. The yellow-crested cockatoo is a white bird with a yellow crest of feathers on the head that curve forward. It lives in the shrub, woodland or plantations of Indonesia and East Timor, but is currently experiencing a dramatic decline in population because of the illegal caged bird trade.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threats: Illegal caged bird trade and deforestation

Habitat: Shrub, woodlands and cultivated areas

Location: Indonesia and East Timor

Diet: Seeds, buds, fruits, nuts and herbaceous plants

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