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 (汉语) 葵花鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) kakadu žlutočečelatý
Danish (Dansk) Stor Gultoppet Kakadu
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Geelkuifkaketoe
Finnish (Suomi) kultatöyhtökakadu
French (Français) Cacatoès à huppe jaune
German (Deutsch) Gelbhaubenkakadu
Italian (Italiano) Grande cacatua ciuffogiallo
Japanese (日本語) キバタン [kibatan]
Norwegian (Norsk) Gultoppkakdu
Polish (Polski) kakadu zóltoczuba
Russian (русский язык) Большой желтохохлый какаду
Spanish (Español) Cacatúa Galerita
Swedish (Svenska) Större gultofskakadua
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