Cockatoos (Cacatuidae)

Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) - HBW 4, p. 277

French: Cacatoès des Philippines German: Rotsteißkakadu Spanish: Cacatúa Filipina
Other common names: (Philippine Islands) Red-vented Cockatoo

Taxonomy: Psittacus haematuropygius P. L. S. Müller, 1776, Philippine Islands = Manila.
Alternative genus name Kakatoe now obsolete; official suppression proposed. Birds of Polillo suppo­sedly larger, and have on occasion been placed in separate subspecies, mcgregori, but doubtfully valid. Monotypic.

Distribution: Once widespread throughout Philippines, but now possibly restricted to Palawan, San Miguel Is, Tawitawi, W Mindanao (Zamboanga), Siargao and Masbate, though also recorded recently on Mindoro, S Luzon, Bohol and Siquijor; may also survive elsewhere, where little recent ornithological research, e.g. Leyte, Samar.