Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua Galerita)

The Sulphur crested cockatoo can be found in Northern and Eastern Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, New Zealand and Indonesia. The Cockatoo is currently not on any endangered species lists in these countries. These distinctive birds can be found in woodland habitats but are also a frequent visitors to gardens and parks. They feed in large groups foraging on the ground and eat berries, nuts, seeds and roots. They lay their eggs in the hollows of trees and both adults incubate and raise their young. The chicks remain with their parents for a year and often form larger familial groups long term.

I have never seen these Cockatoos in the wild but I have had the pleasure of meeting a few pet cockatoos on my travels. In my experience they are cheeky, confident and supremely noisy birds who seem rather pleased with themselves. They are elegant and fastidiously dressed, haughty and sometimes a bit unpredictable, a beautiful creature to observe close to. Cockatoos can live up to 40 years.

I decided on a portrait style linocut image to reflect the birds personality and imaged it in a grand hall full of paintings of it’s ancestors.

  • Medium: A reduction linocut
  • Edition: variable 10
  • Size: 21cm x 29.5cm
  • Price: £180.00 (unframed)

Other Cockatoo Lino Prints:

– Palm Cockatoo on grey
Palm Cockatoo on green