Sulphur-crested cockatoo

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Sulphur-crested cockatoo
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C. galerita in Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Cacatua galerita
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Australian sulphur-crested cockatoo range (in red)

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are large white parrots with yellow heads and tails. There are four subspecies of the bird. They live in Australian forests. Farmers do not like sulphur-crested cockatoos because the cockatoos eat vegetables that the farmers have grown. They are a protected species, but sometimes get shot.

Many people like sulphur-crested cockatoos and keep them as pets. They are very loud and have a natural desire to chew wood and other materials. They are very long-lived. In captivity they can live to 70 years. One cockatoo called Fred was still alive at 100 years of age in 2014.[1]

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