Umbrella Cockatoos are among the larger of the cockatoos, about 18 inches in length. Umbrella Cockatoos are gentle, docile, and sweet tempered by nature, making them well suited to be companion birds. They are very rarely aggressive, and quickly form strong bonds with their caretakers.
They are primarily white with yellow on the underside of their wing feathers. They have black beaks and gray or black feet. Some exhibit a tinge of light blue in the rings around their eyes. They have a dramatic crest that springs open from their forehead like an umbrella, thus their name.
The vast majority of hand-fed Umbrella Cockatoos make extremely sweet, charming, intelligent, and well behaved pets. Known to be tamer, more readily available and similar in personality, the umbrella cockatoo is often chosen by owners instead of the Moluccan Cockatoo.
Lifespan~ 60+ years