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Sulfur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita


The Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is found mainly in Australia, although they are also native to parts of New Guinea and some islands in Indonesia. Their are four recognised species of Sulfur-crested cockatoo with classification depending upon differing habitat location, sizes of body and bill as well as the colouring around the eye. Sulfur-crested Cockatoos are versatile in terms of habitat, being able to roost wherever there is sufficient woodland. They are one of the most common birds in Australia, to the point of sometimes being considered pests due to their powerful bills which can cause damage to woodwork. The diet of the Sulfur-crested Cockatoo generally consists of berries, roots, nuts and seeds. Sulfur-crested Cockatoos can be kept as pets, which can be taught to 'speak'.


Suburban train station, with vegetation nearby


Sulfur-crested Cockatoo has been introduced to New Zealand in addition to the locations listed above, with a small domestic population.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice spotting and information

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2014

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