Although most people think of a large parrot with white feathers and a yellow crest when they think of a cockatoo, cockatoos actually come in many different colorations and sizes. However, it is true that all cockatoos have large crests, as well as distinct curved beaks.. Scientific Name: Family Cacatuidae Characteristics: Known to be incredibly intelligent with bold personalities, cockatoos are one of the most common and beloved avian pets. Take home this beautifully hand painted and masterfully crafted cockatoo model today, but be warned: they’re known to be quite stubborn! Size and Color: Cockatoos come in many different colors based on their species, such as the Sulphur-crested cockatoo (depicted by this figurine) which has a white body and sunny yellow crest and wings. 3.75 inches long and 2 inches tall, this figurine is a touch larger than a deck of cards stood on its side. The Cockatoo is part of the Wings of the World collection.