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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

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About the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Also known as: Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, White Cockatoo, Yellow-crested Cockatoo

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large species of cockatoo that lives in parts of Australia and New Guinea. They prefer a wooded habitat.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are considered to be pests in part of their range; large groups of these gregarious and raucous birds can damage fields of crops or to wooden man-made structures. Their conservation status is considered to be Least Concern; they are protected under Australian law.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are popular in aviculture. They may live up to 70 years or more in captivity. As pets they are demanding, often having a loud personality and the natural need to chew on wood or other hard materials.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 07 June 2013
Scientific Name Cacatua galerita
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Cacatua
  • C. galerita
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 January 2015)
Units: Imperial Metric
17.7 to 21.6 inches
28.7 to 34.4 ounces

International Names

  • 葵花鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • kakadu žlutočečelatý (Czech)
  • Stor Gultoppet Kakadu (Danish)
  • Grote Geelkuifkaketoe (Dutch)
  • kultatöyhtökakadu (Finnish)
  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune (French)
  • Gelbhaubenkakadu (German)
  • Grande cacatua ciuffogiallo (Italian)
  • キバタン [kibatan] (Japanese)
  • Gultoppkakdu (Norwegian)
  • kakadu zóltoczuba (Polish)
  • Большой желтохохлый какаду (Russian)
  • Cacatúa Galerita (Spanish)
  • Större gultofskakadua (Swedish)