Salmon-crested Cockatoo

One of the Fifty Rarest Birds of the World

Cacatua moluccensis

From "The Fifty Rarest Birds of the World" a collection of artworks in the form of a limted edition, collectible, leather-bound book of timeless quality.
Click here for a larger-screen view, but still a quarter the size and quality of the image in the book itself.
Indonesia is home to this threatened species, more particularly Ceram and its satellites Saparua and Haruka. This beautiful parrot is trapped in great numbers for export to the world's cage-bird market. It is another case of a species' beauty contributing to its downfall.
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