Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) - HBW 4, p. 277
French: Cacatoès des Philippines
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.
- Critically Endangered Enlarge map
A close-up of a bird. Locality Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 April 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 3.3
Three distant birds at the top of a tree Locality Penal Colony, Palawan, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Luc Fazio 5 February 2004 5 years ago 17 sec 1.9