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Wallaroo Station Animal Fact Sheet
SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO
Cacatua galerita

Range:
East coast of Australia.

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large bird, related to parrots. It is a pure white bird with a prominent, vibrant yellow crest which it is able to move in response to its emotions. It also has yellow feathers on the under-side of the wings and around the eyes.

Habitat: Open woodland and forest areas.
Diet: They mainly eat seeds and fruit.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: 700 to 950 grams.

Length: Up to 60cm.

Lifespan: Up to 80 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

They love to nest in high eucalypt (gum tree) cavity or hollow. Both parents are involved with nest building and bringing up the young. A typical nest will have up to 3 eggs, that take 30 days to hatch (both parents help incubate). The young take around 70 days to fledge.


 

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