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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a member of the parrot family ‘Psittacidae’. There are many subspecies that differ in size.

measurements

Measurements

Size Length 45 - 55cm (1)
Weight: 815 – 975 g (1)

(1) Handbook of Birds of the World

habitat

Habitat

These cockatoos are found in woodland, fields and forest edges in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. They have also been introduced to many areas including Singapore and Puerto Rico

diet

Diet

Sulphur-crested cockatoos will often feed in large groups. They usually feed in the treetops, eating seeds, nuts, berries and fruits.

behaviour

Breeding

They nest in tree hollows and both the male and female incubate the eggs for around 24 days. The young usually leave the nest around 10 weeks after hatching.

threat

Conservation

Although not classed as endangered, the sulphur-crested cockatoo is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which regulates international trade in this species.

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