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  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)





Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo with crest raised

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
cockatoos are quite acrobatic as they move around trees

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
they are quite social and do a fair bit of noisy squabbling

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Cacatua galerita photo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white cockatoo with bright yellow crest. It is the largest white cockatoo in Australia. These cockatoos are sold in the pet trade and can be kept as a pet in large cage or aviary.

Size
45 - 50cm

Habitat
Woodland, forest, city parks.

Food
fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, plant shoots and roots, grubs.

Breeding
nests high in hollow tree. 2-3 white eggs

Range
East coast and northern Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Cacatuidae
Genus:Cacatua
Species:galerita
Common Name:Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Relatives in same Genus
  Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (C. leadbeateri)
  Western Corella (C. pastinator)
  Galah (C. roseicapilla)
  Little Corella (C. sanguinea)
  Long-billed Corella (C. tenuirostris)