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Birthday: April 12th
Favorite Food: Almonds
Favorite Activity: Dancing
Habitat/Range: Citron-crested Cockatoos are endemic to the island of Sumba in Indonesia. They are found both in forests and grasslands around the island.
Behavior: These cockatoos live in pairs or small flocks. Once pairs are formed they mate for life.
Breeding: Citron-crested cockatoos breed seasonally at the onset of the rainy season. They build their nests in tree cavities where eggs and hatchlings are better protected from predators.
Conservation: Listing: Critically Endangered. These unique birds are in high risk of extinction due their very small range and hunting and trapping pressure both for food and the international pet trade. They do well in protected areas and trapping for the pet trade is now illegal. Populations have increased since export of these birds was made illegal in 1994. There are currently between 1,000 and 2,500 mature individuals left in the wild.