The umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba), also known as the white cockatoo or the great white-crested cockatoo, can be distinguished from other white cockatoos by its wholly white crest that raises like an umbrella when the bird is excited. The umbrella cockatoo is native to the islands of Indonesia, where it lives in tropical rainforest. The umbrella species name is “alba,” which is Latin for white. Umbrella cockatoos were known to be kept as pets in China as far back as the Tang Dynasty (7th Century). Like all cockatoos, it nests in hollows of large trees.