Cockatoo “Reception Committee” Edition 25

Cockatoo “Reception Committee” Edition 25


There are many different varieties of the Australian cockatoo – the pink cockatoo, the black, the white, red or yellow tailed and many more. The most famous is the sulphur crested cockatoo. They are a large white parrot with a forward-curving yellow crest on their head which they raise for great effect. They have a powerful beak and a raucous cry, and after the breeding season usually gather in large flocks where food is plentiful. They have a “sentinel warning system”. When feeding on the ground, a few birds perch in trees and screech loudly at signs of intruders, when the entire flock will immediately rise into the air.  


Cockatoos are a family of large, long-lived and very noisy parrots with moveable crests. Australia is home to 14 species Four of the Australian species are predominantly white in colour including the very familiar and spectacular Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. These noisy birds feed on berries, seeds, nuts and roots. They’re equally at home in the city and in the bush


Size: H70, W50

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