The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, both male and female, is all-white with grey feet, black bill and a yellow crest.
The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is distributed to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. The bird's diet consists mainly of seeds, buds, fruits, nuts and herbaceous plants. The female Cockatoo lays two to three eggs in a tree hole. Both parents incubate the eggs for about 27 days. Hong Kong has a feral population of these escaped birds.
Details & Statistics
The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2015 by BirdLife International. This cockatoo has suffered (and may continue to suffer) an extremely rapid population decline, owing to unsustainable trapping for the cagebird trade. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.