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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

Notes:

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are large and raucous birds. I saw this one in my parents' backyard.

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6 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you, Ashutosh. They certainly are beautiful.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Awesome.!...ive only seen these birds in cage....they look better when free..

angel_ansh
angel_ansh 7 years ago

It's so much fun having a pet like this. We have one back when i was high school but unfortunately it died after 2 years.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Great photos Shanna. They can cause such destruction can't they. I worked in a zoo environment where people 'donated' their unwanted cockies. You risked your life going into the cage to clean or check anything! Trouser legs and boots were prime targets. But still a great Aussie bird that often outlives humans!

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Very true, Neil. When I lived in a unit in Sydney years ago there was a mob of about 15 that would come and sit on the balcony and go off. They were nuts - they CHEWED THROUGH THE WOODEN DOOR. I foolishly tried to hang Christmas lights out there one year, and they chewed up the glass bulbs and swallowed them.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Great spotting, Shanna. Raucous doesn't half cover it.

ShannaB
Spotted by
ShannaB

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 11, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2014

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