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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) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
48
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.33807
EDGE Score: 3.37937

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.257 lbs (570 g)
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 %
Female Maturity [1]  5 years 5 months
Male Maturity [1]  5 years 5 months
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years

Ecoregions

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

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

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Citations

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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