Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata
This large, white parrot has a yellow crest and the feathers under the wing and tail are yellow.
Citron-crested cockatoos are one of the rarest species of cockatoos in the world. They can only be found on the island of Sumba, in Indonesia.
Forest and grasslands
Diet - Herbivore
Citron-crested cockatoos eat seeds, nuts, berries and fruits.
The average citron-crested cockatoo can be up to 50cm long and can weigh up to 450 grams.
Citron-crested cockatoos are only found on the island of Sumba in Indonesia, in a variety of different habitats.
The IUCN believes that the citron-crested cockatoo faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild. They are listed in Appendix I of CITES.
The main threats is the destruction of this cockatoo’s habitat and the pet trade.
The population of the citron-crested cockatoo has declined rapidly over the past three decades by a staggering 80%.
There is an EEP for this species of cockatoo. There are around 100 citron-crested cockatoos living in zoos around the world.