Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Sexes: Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).
Breeding: Breeding season September to March. Clutch size 2 - 3 eggs, incubation 25 - 27 days.
Comment: Several wild colonies now exist in NZ. This large white parrot has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings.
It uses it’s crest for communication. A raised crest expresses curiosity, excitement, surprise, fear or frustration. A lowered crest can indicate calmness and friendliness.
Our Cockatoo pair Bruce & Rocky are real characters and very happy to chat to passers by!