(Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata)
The sulphur-crested cockatoo has a smaller, quieter, and more subdued variation called the citron cockatoo. It belongs to the lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo subspecies. It may be distinguished from the other subspecies' yellow plumes by its characteristic orange crest. Its temperament makes it a well-liked option for owners who desire and have the time to provide for a pet bird's needs.
In contrast to the other sulfur-crested subspecies, which have yellow crests, citron cockatoos are primarily white with pale orange spots on their faces, pale yellow on the undersides of their wings, and vivid orange crests. The beaks of citron cockatoos are grayish-black and have dark gray feet.
Male and female appearances are the same. The only distinguishing feature between men and women is that men have black eyes while women have brown eyes. Only adult birds can tell the difference; maturation takes place between 3 and 5 years of age.
Character & Behavior
Citron cockatoos are less chatty than the majority of cockatoo species, yet they are still very social and like playing with and interacting with their owners. It might take some time for this particular cockatoo to adjust to new circumstances because it is a little more reserved than other varieties.
The bird is curious, loving, and will want to be by your side as frequently as possible once it feels secure. For a bird owner with lots of free time to spend with their pet, this species is suggested. The citron is a classic example of a cockatoo, which often requires more human attention than other species of parrots.
All cockatoos, in general, are intelligent birds with the capacity to converse and do feats like dancing.