Wings of the World Birds

Cockatoo

No. 263829

by Safari Ltd
$4.99USD

Although most people think of a large parrot with white feathers and a yellow crest when they think of a cockatoo, cockatoos actually come in many different colorations and sizes. However, it is true that all cockatoos have large crests, as well as distinct curved beaks..

  • Scientific Name: Family Cacatuidae
  • Characteristics: Known to be incredibly intelligent with bold personalities, cockatoos are one of the most common and beloved avian pets. Take home this beautifully hand painted and masterfully crafted cockatoo model today, but be warned: they’re known to be quite stubborn!
  • Size and Color: Cockatoos come in many different colors based on their species, such as the Sulphur-crested cockatoo (depicted by this figurine) which has a white body and sunny yellow crest and wings. 3.75 inches long and 2 inches tall, this figurine is a touch larger than a deck of cards stood on its side.
  • The Cockatoo is part of the Wings of the World collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    There are dozens of species of cockatoo, all of which can be found in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. Cockatoos are generally large birds, although cockatiels are a member of the same family and are very small in comparison. Want to know a cool fact? The crest of the cockatoo actually reflects how they’re feeling. A vertical crest shows pleasure or excitement, a crest parallel with their body shows neutrality, and a flattened crest depicts fear or hostility.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 9.5 L x 5 H
    • Size in inches: 3.74 L x 1.97 H
    • UPC: 095866000233
    Present Status They are considered a pest by corn farmers but the major threats come from loss of habitat and pressure from collection for the pet trade. The salmon crested, Cacatua moluccensis, and the Blue Eyed, Cacatua ophthalmica, are listed as vulnerable. The White cockatoo, Cacatua alba, and the Short Billed Black, Zanda latirostris, are considered endangered. The Philippine, Cacatua haematuropygia, and Yellow Crested, Cacatua sulphurea, are critically endangered.