Philippine Cockatoo, Red-vented Cockatoo
Cacatua haematuropygia by Pete Marshall(8 in. x 8 in. | mixed media | ID#3691)
Family: CACATUIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
These birds, found in the Philippines, are suffering greatly from diminishing numbers, due to habitat reduction but mainly to the captive bird, pet trade. They fetch a high price in this illegal market, and nests are raided every breeding season for saleable chicks.
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