Philippine Cockatoo

(Cacatua haematuropygia)


Facts

Philippine Cockatoo IUCN CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (CR)

 

Facts about this animal

The general plumage of the Philippine Cockatoo is white, the crest is backward-curving. The undersides of the tail feathers are yellow and the under coverts are orange-red. The length of the bird is about 31 cm. It has a greyish-white bill and grey legs. The iris of the males is brown and reddish-brown in females.

Did you know?
that the Philippine cockatoo, which is rated critically endangered today,was once so abundant in the Polillos that it was considered a rice pest?


 

Factsheet
Class AVES
Order PSITTACIFORMES
Suborder PSITTACI
Family PSITTACIDAE
Name (Scientific) Cacatua haematuropygia
Name (English) Philippine Cockatoo
Name (French) Cacatoès à ventre rouge
Name (German) Rotsteisskakadu
Name (Spanish) Cacatúa de cola sangrante
Local names Tagalog: Kalangay
CITES Status Appendix I
CMS Status Not listed

 

 

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Benedict De Laender

Distribution

 


Distribution
Range Philippines
Habitat Lowland forests and mangroves
Wild population 1'000-4'000 (1992)
Zoo population 156 reported to ISIS, including subspecies aterrimus and goliath (2008)

In the Zoo

Philippine Cockatoo

 

How this animal should be transported

For air transport, Container Note 11D of the IATA Live Animals Regulations should be followed.

 

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Benedict De Laender

Why do zoos keep this animal

The Philippine cockatoo is rated Critically Endangered by IUCN and is listed in Appendix I of CITES. European zoos therefore aim at maintaining a viable ex situ population under an EEP.