AnAge entry for Cacatua galerita

Classification (HAGRID: 02034)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Cacatua
Species
Cacatua galerita
Common name
Sulphur-crested cockatoo
Synonyms
Cacatura galerita

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
57 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 669
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There are anecdotal reports of animals living over 100 years. Presently, however, the record longevity belongs to one captive specimen called "Cocky" that lived over 57 years at London Zoo [0669]. Another report suggested that these animals can live up to 73.0 years in captivity [0979], but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
27 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
800 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
3.4190 W
Body mass
776.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004405 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 177815
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 141274
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