Two Major Mitchell Cockatoos stand on a branch with a blurred background.

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Check out Australia Zoo’s Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos!

Get up close and personal with our cheeky Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, right here at Australia Zoo. For your chance to meet these perfect pink parrots, keep your eyes peeled for our Wandering Wildlife Team. Better yet, make sure you keep your eyes and ears to the sky during our daily Wildlife Warriors Show as our Major Mitchell’s love to show off and steal the spotlight!


Major Mitchell Cockatoo from wing up showing off light pink and white feathers.


Major Mitchell’s are found throughout arid and semi-arid regions of inland Australia. They often live in dry woodlands, eucalypt forests and scrublands. Resembling a fluffy marshmallow, these pale pink and white parrots are a sight to see. They have a stunning crest on top of their head, lined with the colours of a beautiful sunset! These pink cockatoos are omnivores and will primarily feed on grasses, seeds and fruits. However, they will also eat insect larvae!


Major Mitchell Cockatoo with head feathers exposed to show orange and yellow feathers.


Sadly, land clearance and the spread of introduced weeds, means their population has experienced rapid decline. However, the species as a whole is of least concern. Woo-hoo!

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    Up to 39 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon

    350 - 400 grams

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    26 days