Moluccan or Salmon-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis

The salmon-crested cockatoo is an endangered species because of extensive capture for trade. Probably less than 2000 birds live in the island of Ceram, Indonesia (and nowhere else). They feed on seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, and probably insects & their larvae. They are usually observed only in early morning or late afternoon. Pairs stay close together and occasionally can be seen grooming each other.

The picture on the left was taken at the Indianapolis zoo, in July 2000.

The picture on the right was taken at the Attica Zoological Park, in Athens, Greece, in June 2007.

Genus Cacatua
Subfamily Cacatuinae
Family Cacatuidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth