White cockatoo

Cacatua alba

IUCN: EN (Endangered)

Found in the North Maluku Islands, this large white parrot has pale yellow underwings and tail with a blue patch of bare skin around the eye. The sexes can be told apart by eye colour, with the females having a light coloured iris. They lay around two eggs, sometimes three, in tree cavities. Therefore they rely on taller older trees, which are often cut down due to the logging industry. They also suffer from capture for the wildlife trade.

Red-and-blue lory

Eos histrio talautensis

IUCN: EN (Endangered) assessed as species

Endemic to Talaud Island, this striking red and blue parrot lives on a mixture of nectar, insects, pollen and fruit. They are said to rarely fly to the ground, preferring to stay high up in the tree tops. They suffer from extensive habitat loss and trapping for the wildlife trade. PCBA holds several pairs in the hopes of helping to set up an ex-situ population.

Sunset lorikeet

Trichoglossus forsteni

IUCN: EN (Endangered)

Found on the islands of Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Tanah, Jampea and Kalaotoa, this species prefers forest edges to the interior closed canopy. A deep cavity in larger trees appears to be the preferred nesting habitat. Its wild population is rapidly declining, primarily due to capture for the wildlife trade, however, removal of preferred nesting trees is also a factor.

Sula hanging parrot

Loriculus sclateri

IUCN: LC (Least Concern)

Found on Sula and Banggai islands and small surrounding islands, this parrot, like other hanging parrot species, is threatened with habitat loss and capture for the pet trade. Little is known about the species, and its presence at PCBA teaches keepers to care for delicate small parrot species which can be transferred to similar species.