Sākums Animals Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme)
IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered

Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata) is an endemic sub-species from the Island of Sumba (Indonesia). The population is decreasing. The major threats are habitat destruction, poaching and illegal trade.


■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1988, listed as Critically Endangered (CR) since 2000.
■ The subspecies citrinocristata is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme). It is coordinated by Dublin Zoo.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Psittaciformes – parrots
■ Family Cacatuidae – cockatoos
■ Species Cacatua sulphurea – Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
■ Subspecies Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata – Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (subspecies)

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