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Lesser Sulpher-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua sulphurea 

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Cacatua sulphurea 
Class: Bird
Weight: 10 to 13 ounces
Conservation status: Critically endangered
Life span: 65 or more years
Number of offspring: Two eggs at a time


I Live In Asia

This avian species is native to southeast Asia and can be found in forests and grasslands throughout that region.

I Am An insectivore

The lesser sulpher-crested cockatoo’s diet includes seeds, nuts, and various types of fruits. They have also been known to consume a variety of insects.

Lesser Sulpher-Crested Cockatoos Are Social

This species, like other cockatoo species, are highly social and often live together in small flocks or pairs.

Tiny but Mighty

This species of cockatoo is the smallest of all sulpher-crested cockatoos.

Helping Lesser Sulpher-Crested Cockatoos in the Wild

The Zoo supports World Parrot Trust, an organization whose efforts include groundbreaking field research, hands-on conservation programs, habitat protection, education and awareness programs, encouragement of better protections for parrots, and supporting the rescue, rehabilitation and release of parrots caught in illegal trade.

I Am Important To My Ecosystem

The lesser sulpher-crested cockatoo plays an important role in seed dispersal and propagating forest areas.


Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.