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Cacatua moluccensis (Salmon-crested Cockatoo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) also known as the Moluccan cockatoo, is a cockatoo endemic to the south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. At a height of up to 46–52 cm and weight of up to 850 g, 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.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.26001
EDGE Score: 3.36868


Adult Weight [1]  1.83 lbs (830 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  28 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  66 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Seram rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Manusela National Park II 467029 Papua, Indonesia  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Gunung Sahuwai Indonesia A1, A2
Gunung Salahutu Indonesia A1, A2
Manusela Indonesia A1, A2
Pegunungan Taunusa Indonesia A1, A2
Wai Bula Indonesia A1, A2  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alexandria Zoological Park
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
America's Teaching Zoo
Ardastra Gardens & Conserv. Centre
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Audubon Zoo
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Birdland Park & Gardens
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Children's Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Cape May County Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Chiangmai Zoological Garden
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
City of Belfast Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo
Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Dallas World Aquarium
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Dusit (Bangkok) Zoological Park
Ellen Trout Zoo
Emerald Safari Resort
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Gladys Porter Zoo
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Great Plains Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Guldborgsund Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Hamilton Zoo
HeverJardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux
Houston Zoo, Inc.
International Animal Exchange, Inc.
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Kaliningrad Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Linton Zoological Gardens
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Longleat Safari Park
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Miller Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Museum de Besancon
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Nordens Ark
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Ocean Park Corporation
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Ouwehand Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Phoenix Zoo
PRIAM Psittaculture Centre
Ragunan Zoological Park
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Riga Zoo
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Sedgwick County Zoo
Silver Springs Park
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Songkhla Zoo
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Taipei Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Umgeni River Bird Park
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Utica Zoo
Virginia Safari Park & Preserv Ctr,Inc
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wildlife Safari Inc
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Negara Malaysia
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologicka zahrada Liberec
Zoologico Nacional La Aurora
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding
ZOOMARINE - Mundo Aquatico S.A.




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
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4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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