In the wild
IUCN: Least concern
Sulphur–crested Cockatoos are native to Australia and New Guinea, but there are several wild populations in New Zealand that likely originated from pet birds that were released illegally.
Cockatoos can live for a very long time – upwards of 70 years. They waterproof their feathers by creating a white powder, instead of oil (like most other birds).
Thanks to Sonya for taking part last week – check out her post:
Her photo is amazing – a lot better than what I managed.
I want to showcase our animal kingdom. It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly. You can join in anytime at all over the week. You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies. Even reptiles are welcome.
Just use this logo and link back to this blog.
I look forward to seeing all the different animals around the world
Thanks for visiting.