Video by @joelsartore | Happy Valentine’s Day from this mated pair of citron-crested cockatoos. These birds are very curious and quirky, but are extremely tender to each other when in pairs. Despite being one of the smallest of the cockatoo family, they are one of the loudest and have very large personalities. They love to play in the wild- with their food, hanging and swinging off branches, and also with each other.
These beautiful birds are currently critically endangered, meaning they’re very close to extinction. Thankfully, though, these two are part of a critical breeding program at Jurong Bird Park, a part of @wrs.ig, which aims to increase the numbers of this highly endangered species. The Park is also currently supporting a regional project on one of the subspecies of Cacatua sulphurea - specifically C. s. Abbotti, which is targeted at protecting the bird in-situ through habitat protection and reinforcement of existing nest sites.
Song: "Planta Baja" by Tres Tristes Tangos