One of the largest representatives of the cockatoo family with white-yellow color of the plumage. At the head of a yellow tuft of elongated feathers. The male has a black eye iris color of the female brown-red. The life expectancy in a natural environment for about 50 years in captivity to 80 years.
Flowers, buds, fruits, berries, tree buds, seeds, insects, green foliage of trees.
Palm and eucalyptus forests, savanna with tall trees, parks, gardens. They prefer to nest close to the water.
Sulphur-crested cockatoo great creeps up trees and flies very well, unlike other members of his clan.