Greater sulphur-crested cockatoo

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Cacatua galerita galerita
Cacatua galerita galerita - Bloedel Floral Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver, Canada - DSC07540.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae
Genus: Cacatua
Species: C. galerita
Subspecies: C. g. galerita
Trinomial name
Cacatua galerita galerita
Latham, 1790

The greater sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) is the nominate subspecies of the sulphur-crested cockatoo. It is native to eastern Australia from Cape York to Tasmania, and has been introduced to places like Indonesia, and the Palau Islands.[1] Its length is up to 20 inches and weigh two pounds,[2] making them to be some of the largest cockatoo species.


The bird was first collected by explorer Captain James Cook in 1770 on a voyage to Australia.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Animal-World". Animal World. Retrieved 2017-11-10. 
  2. ^ "The Spruce". The Spruce. Retrieved 2017-11-10.