Merlin arrived at The Oasis Sanctuary in June 2010. We do not know Merlin’s age. The information provided indicates that he is an Abbott’s Sulfur Crested Cockatoo. The Abbott’s Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo is the rarest of Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoos. They are found in the wild only on the tiny Masalembu Archipelago. The Cockatoos found there are very far away from the better known Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoos in the Wallacea boundaries.
Merlin was in the rescue and adoption system of a well respected organization for 4 years prior to arrival. Merlin is a biter and aggressive to people. He is actually very curious and a nice bird, as long as you don’t try to touch him or pick him up. Because he flies well and, although he’s the smallest bird in the aviary, he gets along great with the other birds in the Boy’s Cockatoo Aviary.