Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo Natural History


The head to tail length of this species is up to 41 cm (15 inches)

Habitat and Distribution

This Australian native lives in semi-arid inland areas




The varied diet of this bird consists of grass seeds, fruits, insects and plant root bulbs

Threats and Conservation

Through most of it’s range it is not threatened, however in Victoria it is classed as threatened following widespread hunting due to its destructive nature.

Interesting Facts

Cookie the oldest living cockatoo at Brookfield Zoo was the oldest living parrot at 82 years old in 2015.

The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo During Your Day Out in Kent

The Major Mitchell’s cockatoo at Wingham Wildlife Park is called Chico and is a big character. He loves to say hello to visitors from the