The Abbott's Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo



  • Common Name:  Cockatoo - Abbott's Lesser Sulphur Crested

  • Other Common Names:  Solombo besar, Medium sulphur-crested cockatoo, Abbott's Medium Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

  • Scientific Name:  Cacatua sulphurea abbotti 

  • Group:  Cockatoo

  • Origin or Range:  Indonesia

  • Relative Size:  Average

  • Average Lifespan:  ??? years

  • Compatibility:  Average

  • Category: Parrots

Abbot's Lesser Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo is a beautiful bird that is also known as the Solombo Besar or Medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo.The Abbott's Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo They are common in their native Indonesia, although their numbers have declined recently.

Like other Cockatoos, the Abbot's Lesser Crested-Crested Cockatoo usually makes its home in tree hollows. In some places, they are considered a pest because they eat crops and nest in fields. They have a diverse diet, including seeds, fruit and insects.

The Abbott's Lesser Sulphur Crested CockatooThese Cockatoos average around 34cm in total length. They are primarily white in color with yellow markings, from which it derives its names. The yellow coloration appears under the tail and wings and as ear spots. They also have a vibrant yellow crest that resembles a fan. They have gray legs and a black beak.

Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos are found on the IndonesianThe Abbott's Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Island of Solombo Besar.  Farmers often consider the bird a pest and try to rid their crops and orchards of the birds by poisoning or shooting them. The Abbot's Cockatoos are becoming less common because of this reason. They are popular in the international bird trade, however, and are often captured as pets or captive-bred. This results in a larger number of captive birds, and acts to preserve the species somewhat.


STARescue, Inc.

Copyright 2004 [Southeast Texas Avian Rescue, Inc.]. All rights reserved. Revised: 12/10/11