Umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba)

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Umbrella cockatoo in flight
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • Endemic to Indonesia, the umbrella cockatoo is only found on the North Maluku islands.
  • The umbrella cockatoo is usually seen in pairs, although groups of up to 50 may roost together at night.
  • The umbrella cockatoo is named after its fan-shaped crest.
  • Known to feed on mainly fruit, the umbrella cockatoo also eats insects, nuts and seeds.
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Umbrella cockatoo description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittacidae
GenusCacatua (1)

Information on the umbrella cockatoo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
white cockatoo.
Spanish
Cacatúa Alba, Cacatúa Blanca.
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Umbrella cockatoo status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List 2007 (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (April, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Umbrella cockatoo in flight  
Umbrella cockatoo in flight

© Ong Kiem Sian

Ong Kiem Sian
siangoh@singnet.com.sg

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