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Salmon-crested Cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis



Family: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd;C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This cockatoo qualifies as Vulnerable because, like its congeners, it is a very popular cagebird and has suffered a rapid population decline as a result of trapping for trade, combined with deforestation in its small range. Moreover, this decline is projected to continue and perhaps accelerate. Should the species be found to be declining at a more rapid rate, it will warrant uplisting to a higher category of threat.



Population size: 6600-67000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 33,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Cacatua moluccensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.