Sulphur-crested cockatoos are primarily vegetarian and can cause significant damage to crops. They dig in soil where seeds have recently been sown, ingest ripening crops and also occasionally cause damage to harvested crops wrapped in bales of hay, from which they tear off the plastic.
They feed on a wide variety of seeds, fruits and buds, which they find on the ground and in the trees.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are found in Australia.
Forest edges or clearings, mainly in Australia and Tasmania
Seeds, fruit and buds
In farming-intensive regions like Perth in Western Australia, the sulphur-crested cockatoo is not protected when it enters land that has been cultivated and can be killed if it damages crops. In New Guinea, it is sometimes hunted for its feathers.