Nonnatives - Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1950's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 4 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown.

Species Account: Native to Australia. The sightings in Florida are escaped caged birds.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1950's   Not reported breeding  
Monroe 1950's   Not reported breeding  
Palm Beach 1950's   Not reported breeding  
Sarasota 1950's   Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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