Philippine Cockatoo, Red-vented Cockatoo

Philippine Cockatoo, Red-vented Cockatoo

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Philippine Cockatoo, Red-vented Cockatoo by Pete Marshall
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
CACATUIDAE
Order: 
PSITTACIFORMES
Genus: 
Cacatua
Species: 
haematuropygia
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Mller, 1776)
Common names (Spa): 
Cacata de Cola Sangrante
Medium: 
mixed media
Artist Statement: 
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.