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The cockatoo keeps its crest folded back over the tip of its head when it is calm, and raises it when it is excited

A large white parrot with a magnificent yellow crest on its head

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.

  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune nettoyant ses plumes au parc animalier Le PAL en Auvergne
  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune sur la main d'un soigneur au zoo Le PAL dans l'Allier
  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune lors d'un spectacle au parc animalier Le PAL
  • Cacatoès à huppe jaune lors d'un spectacle au parc animalier Le PAL

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are found in Australia.

  • Habitat

    Forest edges or clearings, mainly in Australia and Tasmania

  • Food

    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.
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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.

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