Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

One of Australia's best-known parrots.  A boisterous, noisy and spectacularly white bird with a huge yellow crest, it is sometimes downright mischievous.  At times large flocks of these birds gather and call raucously.  It has a very loud and grating call.

Photographer: Mick McKean

Photographer: Mick McKean

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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos posturing on a tree branch. They were fighting over the right to chew on the end of the Umbrella tree branch, not sure why but it is possible there were grubs inside.
Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Queensland, Australia.

 

Photographer: Kirsten Lenck

Photographer: Kirsten Lenck

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So its Sunday morning at 6:45 ... loud screeching outside ... trying to sleep but the noise continues ... so I get up, get the camera and go out on the decking in my PJ's to find about a dozen beautiful Sulphur crested Cockatoos enjoying the neighbours fruit trees. How lucky am to live in a place with so much natural beauty in my backyard! I used my Nikon D7200, Sigma 150-600mm lens, F5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO100

Photographer: Susan Willemse

Photographer: Susan Willemse

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This photo was taken on the way back from the eagle nest. Usually, one Cockatoo will occupy the nest hollow and another one will be perched on a branch nearby but as this real estate had two entrances carved into the tree by a past fire both Cockatoos were quite happy to be in residence. We have walked past this tree several times and it was only that particular time and day that we were lucky to see these two birds, so this is indeed a special photo of a special moment.

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