Yellow-crested Cockatoo

They are intelligent, learn tricks easily and can get really affectionate!

The Lesser Sulphur-Crested cockatoo occurs in nature on the islands of Indonesia (e.g. Sulawesi, Sumba and others). They live in tropical forests and on the edges of this forest.

DESCRIPTION
The Yellow-crested Cockatoo ( also known as Lesser Sulphur-Crested cockatoo) is, as the name suggests, a species that looks like a small version of the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo. These birds are entirely different species though. The scientific name of the  Lesser Sulphur-Crested cockatoo species is Cacatua sulphurea. This bird has white feathers, with a yellow crest and a yellow patch under the wings. Some subspecies of this species have an orange or yellow patch on their cheeks. The bill and feet are black. The yellow-crested cockatoo is generally white in colour with, as the English name suggests, a crest of yellow feathers on the head that curves forwards. The undersides of the wings and tail are also yellow, the bill is black, and the feet are grey. The sexes differ in eye colour; in females they are reddish-brown but males have black eyes. In both sexes the skin around the eye is bluish. Juveniles are similar in appearance to adults but have a grey iris, and chicks have patchy yellow down. They are good at imitations and very popular as pets. The Yellow-crested Cockatoo looks very funny, all ruffled. Another of his features is that he remembers what people say. The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is great at imitation.

BEHAVIOR
This is a very popular species of cockatoo to be kept as a pet. They are intelligent, learn tricks easily and can get really affectionate. Just like all cockatoos, they can make very loud noises, need a lot of attention and like to bite in furniture or other things they can find.  They can learn to imitate speech, but not as well as some parrots.

DIET
They eat seeds, fruit, and they also eat flowers. Sometimes they eat produce like corn and coconuts.

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