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Yellow-Crested Cockatoo

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Yellow-Crested Cockatoo

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

Endemic to few islands of Indonesia. Inhabits primary and secondary lowland and hill forests, scubs and agriculture area.

BEHAVIOUR

This species is not as loud as other cockatoos. A pair of birds spend most of time near their nesting tree or feeding nearby. This species lives up to 30 years
in the wild and much longer in captivity.

DIET

This species feeds on fruits, berries, nuts and seeds.

REPRODUCTION

Female lays 2 or 3 white eggs in a tree hole. Both parents take part in egg incubation, the female during the night, the male during the day. Hatching occures
after 28 days. The young leave the nest when about 3 months old.

GOOD TO KNOW

There is competition between the Komodo dragon and the cockatoo in using tree holes for nesting

  • Latin name: Cacatua sulphurea
  • IUCN –Red List –  CR – critically endangered
  • CITES – Appendix I
  • EEP – European Endangered Species Programme

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