Hatch date: 1997
43,000 - 183,000
Also known as the White Cockatoo, this parrot is native to the tropical forest islands of Indonesia. The Umbrella Cockatoo is most famous for its impressive crest, from which it gets its name.
As a result of of extreme poaching, deforestation and insufficient protection measures the Yellow-headed amazon is classified as an Endangered species. Between 1970 and 1994 this species suffered a 90% population decline and has lost 77.4% of its primary habitat to agriculture. Currently much of their habitat remains outside of the systems of national protected area. Due to this these parrots remain under heavy pressure from development, poaching and illegal fires.
What is a Cockatoo?
All cockatoos are parrots, but not all parrots are cockatoos. What makes cockatoos so special?