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Yellow-crested Cockatoo

Yellow-eyed Junco
Yellow-collared Lovebird

About the Yellow-crested Cockatoo

Also known as: Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, both male and female, is all-white with grey feet, black bill and a yellow crest.

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is distributed to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. The bird's diet consists mainly of seeds, buds, fruits, nuts and herbaceous plants. The female Cockatoo lays two to three eggs in a tree hole. Both parents incubate the eggs for about 27 days. Hong Kong has a feral population of these escaped birds.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Cacatua sulphurea
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Cacatua
  • C. sulphurea
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Critically Endangered
  • 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 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
14 inches
Range Southeast Asia


The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is critically endangered. Numbers have declined dramatically due to illegal trapping for the cage-bird trade. The current wild population is estimated at less than 10,000.

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)