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Moluccan Cockatoo – Species Information from Priam Parrot Breeding Centre

Moluccan Cockatoo – Species Information

Tags: . December 26, 2009

Moluccan Cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis

Also known as the Salmon-crested Cockatoo, this cockatoo qualifies as Vulnerable because, like other island cockatoos, it is a very popular cagebird and has suffered a rapid population decline as a result of trapping for trade, combined with deforestation in its small range.  By the 1980s the species was being extensively and unsustainably trapped for the cage-bird market, with an estimated 74,509 individuals exported from Indonesia between 1981 and 1990.  Moreover, this decline is projected to continue and perhaps accelerate.

Species Distribution Map

Cacatua moluccensis
Cacatua moluccensis

Current Species Information & Fact Sheets

» Birdlife International (2009) Species factsheet

» 2009 IUCN Red List Category: VU (vulnerable)

» CITES Appendix I

» Open Species Distribution Map in Google Maps