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  • English name
    Yellow-crested Cockatoo
  • ClassificationPsittaciformes Psittacidae
  • Scientific nameCacatua Sulphurea

Yellow-crested Cockatoo
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The Yellow-crested Cockatoo are partners of the parrot that live on the Indonesian Islands. Many of them are taken as pets and they may disappear!

Size & Weight (Adult)

Total length: Approx. 33cm

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

They live on the Indonesian Islands.

What they eat

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

What they are like

The yellow feathers on the Yellow-crested Cockatoo's head is a special feature. When they are excited, those feathers stand up backwards. They have the shape of a rooster's comb.

Find out more about the Yellow-crested Cockatoo!

They are good at imitations and very popular as pets
The Yellow-crested Cockatoo lives on the Indonesian islands. Its special feature is the yellow feathers that stretch from its head. 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. It has been very popular for people to keep the friendly Cockatoo as a pet.

Taking the Yellow-crested Cockatoo as pets is what will make them disappear from the planet...
However, since people are still taking the Yellow-crested Cockatoo as pets, they're all gone. People cannot sell the Yellow-crested Cockatoos that were bred domestically. They are very popular and are being bought and sold on the black market. Pets are cute, but we have to obey the rules.

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