Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Check out Australia Zoo’s Sulphur-crested Cockatoos!

Say hello to our talking sulphur-crested cockatoos, right here at Australia Zoo. For your chance to get up close and personal with these cheeky cockatoos, look out for our Wandering Wildlife Team. These birds just LOVE meeting our Zoo guests!

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo looking directly at the camera.

 

These large parrots are white in colour and have a distinct yellow crest and black beak. They are found throughout much of the north, east and southern regions of Australia, including Tasmania.

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo with head feathers popped up in side view.

 

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are herbivorous, so their diet consists of fruits, grasses, seeds and nuts! They have adapted to life in suburbia and live within close range of humans. These gorgeous cockatoos are very intelligent and resourceful and often learn to repeat words after humans.

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo with head feathers popped up looking to the left.

 

Amazingly, sulphur-crested cockatoos will mate for life and can live for over 80 years. Crikey! The wild population of sulphur-crested cockatoos is very healthy and they are a species of least concern.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Aves

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Cacatua

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    galerita

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    45 - 50 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    0.8 - 1 kilograms

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Herbivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    30 days