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Sulphure Crested Cockatoo
( Cacatua galerita )

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The Sulphur crested cockatoo can be found in New Guinea (apart form the central region), then in northern and eastern parts of the Australian shore, in south-western parts of Tasmania and it has been also introduced to New Zealand. Its habitat can be an open country as well as some wooded areas.

Its size is 51 cm /20 inches/. It has got a prominent yellow crest, which can be erected when the bird is excited or in case of danger. The bill is small and dark, there is a white eye ring and yellowish plumage in the cheek area. The legs are greyish black and rather strong. The rest of the body has got a white plumage. Under the wings there can be a yellowish feather colouring. The plumage may slightly vary depending on the region and the sex of the bird.

The Cacatua galerita feeds on seeds, nuts, fruit, vegetables etc...When feeding there are some group members who are in the charge of watching for enemies. In case of danger they erect their yellow crest, make a loud alarm call and consequently the entire bird group fly off. Their typical voice can be heard especially early in the morning and towards dusk. They nest in a hollow tree. The hens usually have two white eggs.

Sulphure Crested Cockatoo ( Cacatua galerita )

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