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Cacatua alba (White Cockatoo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white cockatoo (Cacatua alba), also known as the umbrella cockatoo, is a medium-sized all-white cockatoo endemic to tropical rainforest on islands of Indonesia. When surprised, it extends a large and striking head crest, which has a semicircular shape (similar to an umbrella, hence the alternative name). The undersides of the wings and tail have a pale yellow or lemon color which flashes when they fly. It is similar to other species of white cockatoo such as yellow-crested cockatoo, sulphur-crested cockatoo, and salmon-crested cockatoo, all of which have yellow, orange or pink crest feathers instead of white.
View Wikipedia Record: Cacatua alba

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cacatua alba

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.33807
EDGE Score: 3.37937


Adult Weight [1]  1.26 lbs (570 g)
Female Maturity [1]  5 years 5 months
Male Maturity [1]  5 years 5 months
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  90 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  10 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years


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

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Aketajawe Indonesia A1, A2
Galela Indonesia A1, A2
Gunung Sibela Indonesia A1, A2
Gunung Tanah Putih Indonesia A1, A2
Labi labi Indonesia A1, A2  
Lalobata 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.)
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Attica Zoological Park S.A.
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Birdland Park & Gardens
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanat
Bramble Park Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Children's Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Caldwell Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Flamingo Land LTD
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Henry Vilas Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Indianapolis Zoo
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Jackson Zoological Park
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Joboland Brandesgardshaven
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miller Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
Museum de Besancon
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Natural Encounters, Inc.
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Nyíregyházi Állatpark Nonprofit KFT
Ocean Park Corporation
Odsherreds Zoo Dyrepark A/S
Olmense Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Racine Zoological Gardens
Ragunan Zoological Park
Riga Zoo
Rodbaston College
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Seneca Park Zoo
Silesian Zoological Garden
Silver Springs Park
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Stichting Nederlands Opvang Papegaaien
Szeged Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
The Parrot Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Umgeni River Bird Park
Utica Zoo
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr
Virginia Zoological Park
Wildlife World Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo Negara Malaysia
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo of Acadiana
Zoo Taiping & Night Safari
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
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
3Jetz 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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access