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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cacatuidae — certain cockatoos.


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  • Five vulnerable species, four of which are found nowhere else, are found in the ecoregion: invisible rail (Habroptila wallacii), caranculated fruit-dove (Ptilinopus granulifrons), chattering lory (Lorius garrulus), and white cockatoo (Cacatua alba).

    Halmahera rain forests

  • Salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), Indonesia.

    Seram rain forests

  • The most notable example is the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), which at one time was widespread throughout the Philippines but is now scarce (if not extinct) in Luzon, an enormous decline caused almost entirely by the pet trade.

    Luzon rain forests

  • The remaining four species are found nowhere else: the endangered black-chinned monarch (Monarcha boanensis) and vulnerable salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella), and lazuli kingfisher (Todirhamphus lazuli).

    Seram rain forests

  • However, wildlife trade has been strong since historical times, and it may threaten some bird species such as the salmon-crested cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis).

    Seram rain forests

  • A subspecies of western corella, Cacatua pastinator pastinator is also found in this ecoregion, with fewer than 2,500 mature birds present.

    Southwest Australia woodlands

  • Agricultural use has also allowed galah (Cacatua roseicapella) to invade from arid regions, but galahs ringbark trees and may be contributing to woodland decline.

    Southwest Australia woodlands

  • The Palawan peacock-pheasant, blue-headed racquet-tail, Philippine cockatoos (Cacatua haematuropygia), and blue-naped parrots (Tanygnathus lucionensis) apparently are suffering greatly from the pet trade.

    Palawan rain forests

  • Some 72 species of birds have been recorded, including yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea (V), noisy friar bird Philemon buceroides and common scrubhen Megapodius freycinet.

    Komodo National Park, Indonesia

  • Simunul has some patches of forest remaining that support populations of Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), blue-naped parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis), and blue-backed parrot (T. sumatranus).

    Sulu Archipelago rain forests


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