A wild Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Sydney, Australia.
A wild Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) forages in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. This large white cockatoo is found in wooded habitats in Australia (widely in the north and east but not in inland areas with few trees) and in New Guinea (except for highlands). They are numerous in suburban Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and Brisbane. Outside of their natural range, they have been introduced to Perth, Singapore, Palau, and New Zealand. They live 20-40 years in the wild and up to 70 years in captivity. They are considered a pest in some areas and are demanding as pets, being very loud and having a natural desire to chew wood or hard materials.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download