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Citron-crested cockatoo

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.

Animal class


Conservation status

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.


Forest and grasslands


The population of the citron-crested cockatoo has declined rapidly over the past three decades by a staggering 80%.


Herbivore. Citron-crested cockatoos eat seeds, nuts, berries and fruits.