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.
■ Within EAZA, a Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (subspecies citrinocristata) EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) was established in 1992. 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)