Cacatua moluccensis •
cacatua moluccensis

Cacatua moluccensis

Cacatua moluccensis NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.The Salmon-crested cockatoo, also known as the Moluccan cockatoo, is a cockatoo endemic to the Seram archipelago in eastern Indonesia. At a height of up to 46–52 centimetres and weight of up to 850 grams, it is among the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the male on average. It has white-pink feathers with a definite peachy glow, a slight yellow on the underwing and underside of the tail feathers and a large retractable recumbent crest which it raises when threatened, revealing hitherto concealed bright red-orange plumes to frighten potential attackers. It may also be raised in excitement or in other ’emotional’ displays. Some describe the crest as “flamingo-colored”. It also has one of the louder calls in the parrot world and in captivity is a capable mimic.

Detailed information
Full Name: Salmon-Crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 06/27/2011 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Salmon-Crested cockatoo, Wherever found is known to occur: Indonesia
Federal register documents
Citation Page
03/12/2013 78 FR 15624 15641 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Yellow-Billed Parrot With Special Rule, and Correcting the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo Special Rule
05/26/2011 76 FR 30758 30780 Listing the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo as Threatened Throughout its Range with Special Rule; Final Rule
11/03/2009 74 FR 56770 56791 Listing the Salmon-Crested Cockatoo as Threatened Throughout Its Range with Special Rule
12/16/1991 56 FR 65207 65208 ETWP; Finding on Petition and Initiation of Status Review of 53 Foreign Birds; 56 FR 65207 65208
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