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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Scientific name: Cacatua galerita
Order: Psittaciformes

This bird is from the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore and could be a Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, they are difficult to distinguish in captivity.

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The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is one of the larger and more widespread of Australia's cockatoos. Frequently sought as a cage bird in and out of Australia, they can be so numerous that in crop-growing areas of Australia they are shot or poisoned as pests. Government permit is required, though, as they are a protected species under the Australian Commonwealth Law.

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