CITRON CRESTED COCKATOO
Citron Crested Cockatoo are mostly white with pale orange patches on their cheeks, pale yellow on the undersides of their wings and tail feathers, and a bright orange crest that clearly distinguishes them from the other sulfur-crested subspecies, which have yellow crests.
The Citron Cockatoo has dark gray feet and grayish-black beaks. Its personality makes it a popular choice for owners who want to be needed by a pet bird and have the time to do so.
COMMON NAMES: Citron-crested cockatoo, citron cockatoo, Sumba cockatoo
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata
ADULT SIZE: 13 and 15 inches in length
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 50 years in captivity under ideal circumstances
Males and females look identical. The only noticeable difference is that males have black eyes, while females have brown eyes. This difference is only apparent in adult birds; maturity occurs between 3 to 5 years of age.
CITRON CRESTED COCKATOO AS PETS
Hand-reared can make good pets, as they are generally friendly and sociable, and of a curious nature. They do like to chew , but are not as noisy as most cockatoos. In fact, generally they are quiet, but they can make a moderately loud honking/screeching sound.
They can also make a repetitive quieter whistling/squeaking noise. They are not good at imitating human speech as some members of the parrot family, having a vocabulary of up to only 15 words or phrases. They readily learn tricks and they can be trained. They often raise the crest feathers in display or when surprised. Their droppings are semi-solid and can be messy.