Australian Animals       

Student's Name

Eric

Animal

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Common Name

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Biological name

Cacatua galerita

Description

It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings.

Habitat

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are widely distributed throughout open timbered country in northern, eastern and southeastern mainland Australia, as well as Tasmania and several smaller offshore islands.

Location

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are widespread throughout north, east and south-east Australia.

Diet

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are mainly seed-eaters, feeding on seeds of grasses, herbaceous plants, trees and grain crops. They also eat bulbous roots, berries, nuts and leaf buds, and some insects and their larvae.

 

Conservation Status

Least Concern

 

Interesting Facts

The greater sulphur-crested cockatoo is the largest of the sulphur-crested group.

Websites

https://australian.museum/learn/animals/birds/sulphur-crested-cockatoo/