First Flight Exotic Birds

Abbots Lesser Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo is a beautiful bird that is also known as the Solombo Besar or Medium 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.

Abbot?s Lesser Crested-Crested 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. The Abbot?s Lesser Crested-Crested Cockatoo has gray legs and a black beak.

Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos are found on the Indonesian Island of Solombo Besar. This breed of Cockatoo, unlike many other Cockatoos, is considered stable in their native environment and is not ?endangered.? Farmers often consider the bird a pest and try to rid their crops and orchards of the birds by poisoning or shooting them. Abbot?s Lesser Sulfur-Crested 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.