Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

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.

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Details & Statistics

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

International Names

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