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Red-vented Corella

 (Cacatua haematuropygia)

Also known as: Red-vented Cockatoo, Philippine Corella (Cockatoo)

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The Red-vented Corella flies with rapid wingbeats, evading swift predators by acrobatic flying.

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Species Profile

Genus: Cacatua | Species: haematuropygia

Size:

31cm (12.1 in)

Weight:

340g (12 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults small, white; crest base feathers washed with yellow and rose/pink; yellow/pink tint to ear coverts; red undertail coverts; and yellow suffusion undertail. White eye ring. Eye in male brown/black; in female reddish.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adult but with grey eye.

Call:

Loud call, at times harsh and croaking and others rasping.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Avibase
National Geographic Photo Ark
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
ML Media Collection Catalogue 18589, Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia, Kennedy, Robert, Palawan, Philippines, Sep. 23 1978, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.
Vanished and Vanishing Parrots, Forshaw, 2017.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
Psittacine Aviculture, Schubot, Clubb and Clubb, 1992.
Avian Pediatric Seminar Proceedings, various authors, 1988.

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Red-vented Corella
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Did You Know?

The Red-vented Corella flies with rapid wingbeats, evading swift predators by acrobatic flying.

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Academic Research

Related publications: Cacatua haematuropygia

Species Care

Captive Status:

Rare

Longevity:

Up to 50 yrs.

Housing:

Walk-in aviary of minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:

Mixture of small seeds: canary, millet and smaller amounts of oats, safflower; limited sunflower seed, millet spray; green leaves and other vegetables, peas in the pod, beans, fruits, nuts: walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and roasted peanuts, complete kibble.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Vertical box, 12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm).

Clutch Size:

2 to 3

Incubation Time:

28 days

Fledging Age:

11 weeks

Hatch Weight:

10g (0.35 oz)

Peak Weight:

299-363g (10.5-12.7 oz)

Weaning Weight:

261-262g (9.1-9.2 oz)

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Red-vented Corella
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Did You Know?

The Red-vented Corella flies with rapid wingbeats, evading swift predators by acrobatic flying.

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Academic Research

Related publications: Cacatua haematuropygia

Species Wild Status

World Population:

650-1120

IUCN Red List Status:

Critically Endangered

CITES Listing:

Appendix I

Threat Summary:

Rapid decline of 80% in 40 years. Trapping has been heavy, and deforestation and mangrove destruction severe. Also hunted as a crop pest and for food. Typhoons a threat.

Range:

Restricted to Philippines where once common, now only on Palawan Islands and the Sulu Archipelago.

Habitat:

Found in lowland primary or secondary forests and riverine and mangrove areas. May also occur in cultivated areas and forest margins.

Wild Diet:

Feed on seeds, fruit, nuts, flowers, the bark of some trees, and berries.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Noisy and fairly conspicuous, gather in groups to feed. Also noisy when gathering to roost. Form larger groups outside breeding season. Said to escape winged predators by rapid, precise flying techniques.

Clutch and Egg Size:

2 to 3 elliptical eggs, 38.0 x 26.5 mm (1.5 x 1 in).

Breeding Season:

February-June.

Related Links:

Wikipedia

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Red-vented Corella
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Did You Know?

The Red-vented Corella flies with rapid wingbeats, evading swift predators by acrobatic flying.

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Academic Research

Related publications: Cacatua haematuropygia

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