Cockatua,
our Citron Crested Cockatoo

DESCRIPTION

The Citron-crested Cockatoo is a medium-sized cockatoo with an orange crest, dark grey beak, pale orange ear patches, and strong feet and claws.

The underside of the larger wing and tail feathers have a pale yellow colour.

The eye colour ranges from brown through very dark brown to black. Both sexes are similar.

The smallest of the Yellow-crested Cockatoo subspecies.

It is an extremely intelligent bird, can be taught a variety of amusing tricks and will even perform its own original antics to catch your  attention

HABITAT

Cockatoos occupy a wide range of habitats from forests in subalpine regions to     mangroves.

The Citron-crested Cockatoo is endemic to Sumba in the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia.

DIET

The diet consists mainly of seeds, buds, fruits, nuts and herbaceous plants.

They have tendencies to raid agricultural areas from time to time in search of food, which does not aid in their popularity.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

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CONSERVATION STATUS

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