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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua galerita

Description:

Today is the second anniversary of my joining PN, so this recent spotting of a quintessentially Australian bird, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, seems quite appropriate. This bird was one member of a small flock, and it was also the quietest. Information on the species can be found at the reference links.

Habitat:

Roadside cafe on the Mount Nebo Road, within D'aguilar National Park. There's plenty of native bushland with food trees for the cockies, by handouts at the cafe are tempting.

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9 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Thanks, Hema. Next milestone is 500, but that's taking a while.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

LOL Yeah, I thought it was something like that. Language has a habit of evolving. It would help if someone told us.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Ha! Sorry Neil I just rechecked the modern meaning of groking. It's obviously changed. It used to be for when one creature stays, stares and maybe drools watching another eating with the specific purpose in mind of getting some for themselves. Dogs are the experts.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Nice images Neil, and well done on your 2 yr anni.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

I'm assuming you mean they're gutsy critters, and not the urban dictionary definition of the word.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

..and these guys are champion grokers - second only to dogs. :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

People can't help themselves, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

No handouts! :)

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 19, 2015
Submitted on Apr 21, 2015

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