Tuesday 7 June 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 515 - Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) is an iconic and well known Australian bird.  I believe it was one of the first - if not the first - Australian bird that a long term contributor and friend of mine ever saw!  (Hello there!)

They are a loud, conspicuous and characterful species that can be seen in many places near where I live.  They often form flocks, and when they do, you tend to hear them before you see them.

Theses birds were feeding on fallen acorns in a park about 20 minutes from my house.  I really like the way you can see them using their feet as 'hands' in these images.

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  1. Beautiful bird. Their prehensile feet are so interesting. In Florida the swamphens harvested the roots of aquatic plants and brought them up to their beaks clumsily with their long toes.

  2. A beautiful looking bird but one that can be quite destructive to buildings Stewart. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a good week ahead

  3. Great shots, Stewart! These birds are uniquely beautiful to those of us who don't get to see them in person.
    Hope your winter season is off to a pleasant start.

  4. Love the yellow feathers!

  5. Now that's something I don't see here in NJ! Beautiful!

  6. Kolejna cudowna porcja zdjęć. Kiedyś w dzieciństwie marzyłam, żeby mieć taką w domu. Była jedna w sklepie zoologicznym ;-) A ja z nosem przy szybie jej się przyglądałam.