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Endangered Species in the Philippines: Red-vented Cockatoo

Animal

The Philippine Cockatoo is a parrot that lives only in the Philippines. The Red-vented Cockato is also known as the “Akaharakobatan”. It is a parrot that lives in forest areas and mangroves and can only be seen in the Philippines. The Red-vented Cockatoo is said to be the most endangered bird in the Philippines and has been designated as an endangered species. It used to inhabit Cebu, Negros, Leyte and Mindanao.

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Habitat

The Red-vented Cockato lives only in the Philippines.

Characteristic

The biggest feature of the Philippine parrot is that it has a total length of 30 cm and the whole body is white. Red-vented cockatoos usually live in forest areas and mangroves, do not act alone, but live in groups. The cheeks are pinkish, the wings and tail are yellow, and the tail cover is red. Males have a dark brown iris and females have a reddish brown iris. The Red-vented Cockato is a fond of humans, and when you are happy, you may start dancing.

Ecology

The Red-vented Cockato is a herbivore that lives on fruits and seeds. The breeding season is from March to May, and nests are built in hollows of dead trees and tall trees. You can lay 2-3 eggs at a time. The incubation period is about one month. After hatching, they live with their parents for a while. After two to three months, the child will move away from the parent and become independent. The average lifespan is said to be about 30 to 70 years. The longest record is a long-lived bird that is said to be 100 years old.

Endangered species

The Red-vented Cockato prefers forest areas and mangroves and inhabits them, but the deforestation by humans has caused fragmentation of the habitat. Furthermore, it is often exterminated because it is edible and is considered a vermin. Therefore, the Red-vented Cockato is said to be extinct on Cebu, Negros, Leyte and Mindanao. It was listed in Annex I of the Washington Convention in 1992. The Red-vented Cockato is designated as an endangered species.

Breeding

The Filipino cockatoo is a very rare parrot, so it is not widely distributed in pet shops. Since it is a rare species, it is expected to be expensive. Parrots are not suitable for apartments because they make a loud noise and cause trouble to the surroundings. If it is difficult to obtain, please go to the Philippines.

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