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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Triton's Cockatoo, Eleonora's Cockatoo
Old scientific name(s): Kakate galerita


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Nov, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia - Dec 3, 2001 © Greg Badcoe and Melissa Clark  Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Numfor Island, Papua, Indonesia - Sep, 2004 © Mehd Halaouate 
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New Guinea and adjacent islands and n. and e. Australia and Tasmania;
Two main populations;
(1) New Guinea and n. and e. Papuan Is. (Numfor Is.).
Introduced to the e. Moluccas (Seram Laut and Kai Is.) and Palau Is.
(2) Aru Is.
(3) N. Australia from n. Western Australia (Fitzroy River), n. Northern Territory and ex. nw. Queensland.
(4) E. and se. Australia from n. Queensland (Cape York, Samsonvale), e. New South Wales, Victoria, se. South Australia and Tasmania.
Introduced to sw. Australia (Western Australia) and New Zealand.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia - Nov, 2000 Source: Dan Mennill


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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