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Cockatoos are large parrots that are native to Australia and the islands of the South Pacific. There are a few different species of Cockatoos that range in size from about 11 inches to 30 inches tall. They are very long lived, living 60-90 years in captivity. They have a bald patch on top of their heads covered with a crest that they can raise and lower. The crest's position is often an indication to the bird's mood. Cockatoos are powder-down birds, producing a dust from their feathers that can be quite heavy sometimes. These birds are all white with yellow feathers on their crest and under their tail. Greater Sulphurs are about 20 inches high, quite social and active birds. They have been known to live over 100 years. Most of these birds will learn to talk.