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Citron Cockatoo

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Citron Cockatoo

Scientific Name: The scientific name assigned to the citron crested cockatoo is Cacatua citrinocristata.

Physical Characteristics: The citron crested cockatoo is a medium-sized cockatoo characterized by its orange crest, dark grey beak, pale orange ear patches, and robust feet and claws. The underside of its larger wing and tail feathers displays a pale yellow hue. Additionally, the bird's eyelids exhibit a very light blue color. Both male and female citron crested cockatoos share similar appearances.

Habitat: The citron crested cockatoo is exclusively found in Sumba, which is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It primarily inhabits tropical forests, with a particular preference for areas along the forest's periphery.

Behavior: Known for its friendly and inquisitive nature, the citron crested cockatoo thoroughly enjoys engaging in play and interactions with its caretakers. Although slightly more reserved compared to other cockatoo species, it may require some time to acclimate to new surroundings. Once comfortable, however, the bird becomes affectionate and seeks close proximity with its human companions. Furthermore, the citron crested cockatoo is intelligent and capable of learning to mimic speech and perform tricks.

Lifespan: Under optimal conditions in captivity, the citron crested cockatoo can live for up to 50 years.