Re ECF Project: 2014-02

Project Title: Population Status and Ecology of Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) in Hong Kong

Applicant: Prof. Chu Lee Man of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $499,940

Duration: 1/3/2015 to 28/2/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

This project aims to:

  1. conduct a systematic census on the distribution and population of endangered yellow-crested cockatoo in urbanized areas of Hong Kong;
  2. elucidate its breeding ecology including breeding season, breeding behavior and reproductive success;
  3. investigate its particular social behavior such as flock foraging and communal roosting;
  4. examine its habitat preference or selection including nest selection and human disturbance; and determine the factors affecting its established success in the urban environment in Hong Kong.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project