The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male). This is a noisy and conspicuous cockatoo, both at rest and in flight. Young Sulphur-crested Cockatoos resemble the adults.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is mainly found in the woodlands of Australia and New Guinea. It is large, having a total length of 45-55 cm (18-22 in). Its plumage is overall white, while the underwing, tail and crest are yellow. The sulphur-crested cockatoos are known to be loud, naturally curious, and very intelligent. They have long lives, up to 70 years for some birds in captivity.
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