Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 301 - Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

More pictures from my trip to the Grampians in Eastern Victoria rather than Scotland!

These are Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), which are a wide spread Australian Cockatoo.  At about 50cm they they are pretty large when seen close by.  These birds are noisy and clearly intelligent, and can do a bit of damage as they seem to like eating housing materials!

Somebody must have spilt some muesli on the fence in the past, as the birds often came to visit at breakfast time.

I have to say they were great early morning company.













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26 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
They are such cheeky chappies; have made friends with many over the years. Then again, I had steel, not wooden soffits... YAM xx

Brian King said...

What beautiful birds! They almost look like they're smiling!

NatureFootstep said...

these are beautiful birds. I did not get any closeups of them but I have a few good ones when flying :)

Phil Slade said...

One of your less colourful parrots there Stewart? Having said that their crest is rather lovely and very striking. Anything is better than our now expanding Ring-neck population.

Andrea Priebe said...

We see these occasionally as pets here in the US. You are right, they are smart and are quite the talkers if you spend the time teaching them. Beautiful shots, Stewart ... It is hard to imagine them out in the wild. So we close on our new house on the 18th, then we will start moving what we can move while a builder makes some changes we have asked for ... I suspect the actual move will be in early June. If I disappear for a short period, don't be surprised. This is truly a pain ... looking forward to the end that is not in sight yet :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rhodesia said...

They are lovely and as always some great photos. Cheers Diane

David Gascoigne said...

I think that most of us would be happy to have them as breakfast companions.

Margaret Adamson said...

Superb photographs Stewart and a handsome bird. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

Marie Smith said...

What a treat for you to have them visit!

Lady Fi said...

Ooo - fabulous shots of these wonderful birds.

Nora said...

I have seen pictures of them before Stewart, are they common there. They are so pretty. We have gulls and vultures but you have all the sweet pretty birds there with all the colors. They look intelligent. Do people have them as pets there.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
your Cockatoo is just charming!
Thanks for your visit to my blog.
Have a good day!

Lea said...

Beautiful!

Betty Crow said...

They look like they would be a little loud, but what a way to start the day.

Cloudia said...

What fine shots

photodoug said...

Stewart, fantastic photos of this bird. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You suppose they know how cute they are?

Beth said...

The yellow crest is quite striking!

Andy Wilson said...

Wonderful!

Missy George said...

I love these birds..They seem so happy..Cuties for sure..No birds in front of my lens lately..Happy May!!

A Colorful World said...

They are so beautiful! How wonderful to get to see them in the wild!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful birds!

Linda said...

What a pretty cockatoo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It would be absolutely amazing to share breakfast time with these beauties .... I’d probably forget to eat (and that hardly ever happens).

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos Stewart! These guys are real characters.

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