The estimated world population of Umbrella cockatoos is a range of fifty thousand to two hundred thousand birds. Their population is vulnerable, as all parrot species are victims of the pet trade, killed for food and deforestation. Although not endangered, it is still a vulnerable species.
Cockatoos are found in the North Moluccas of the Maluku province of Indonesia. They are found naturally on the islands of Halmahera, Bacan, Ternate, Kasiruta, Tidore and Mandioli. This species prefers wooded areas and are found in forests and open woodland, mangroves, swamps, agricultural areas and are particularly common around the edge of clearings and rivers.
These birds feed on seeds, fruits, nuts and berries, occasionally insects and possibly small lizards.