Lesser Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo

Cacatua sulphurea

Animal Class: Birds

Length: 13 to 14 inches

Weight: 10.8-13.3 ounces

Life Span: 40-60 years

Diet: Eats seeds, fruit, berries, flowers, and nuts.

Habitat: Found in forest edge, woodland, farmland, coconut palms, semi-arid areas and forest

Description: Lesser sulfur-crested cockatoos are notable for their bright yellow crests, which slope in a frontal direction. They use their crest to communicate with other cockatoos. The undersides of their tails and wings are also yellowish. Other noteworthy features of these birds include grayish feet, black beaks and pale blue coloring surrounding their eyes. Youngsters closely resemble fully mature sulfur-crested cockatoos. Like many other parrots, cockatoos are highly intelligent and often talk or mimic sounds.

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