1) Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are found in a variety of timbered habitats and are common
around human settlements. The birds stay in the same area all year round.
2) One of Australia's most popular and iconic birds, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, has
been known to live up to eighty years of age in captivity.
3) The word ‘cockatoo’ has its origins in Malay and means ‘vice’ or ‘grip’ because of their
incredibly strong beak.
4) Australia’s commonest and most widespread cockatoo is the Galah.
5) Cockatoos are a family of large, long-lived and very noisy parrots with moveable crests.
Australia is home to 14 species with others also found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia,
the Solomon Islands and the Philippines.