The umbrella cockatoo is one of the largest cockatoo species with a body length of around 46cm, the female weighs 400g and the male weighs 800g. The male has a broader head and bigger beak than the female. An adult male umbrella cockatoo has dark brown irises while the female has reddish/brown irises. The upper and lower surfaces of their large wing feathers are yellow, and short white feathers grow around their legs. The feet of this bird has two toes facing forward and two facing backward, which gives it the advantage to grasp with one foot while standing on the other foot.
There is a rapid decrease in the population of these parrots both in the wild and captivity, and is predicted to increase in the future. An established population of these birds is present in Florida. like all other cockatoos, the white cockatoo nests in hallows of large trees. Both male and female incubate the eggs for about 28 days, and the chicks leave the nests about 84 days after hatching. The babies becomes independent after about 15-18 weeks. In the wild, they feed on seeds, nuts, fruits, roots snd berries. They feed on various seeds, nuts and fruits such as durian, langsat, papaya and rambutan.