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.
Taken with a nikon f900 about 4.00pm in the afternoon at Austinville on the Gold Coast.
Sitting for hours watching cockatoos, they got so used to me that they totally ignored me, often getting to touch distance. Once they completely ignored me, I put some seeds and set between the seed and the tree they were playing. Photo was taken in early afternoon when light was strong. Olympus OMD EM1ii with 40-150 f2.8 zoom lens.
Sitting high in the tree surveying the surroundings. Penrith NSW
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo performing a threat display at a Torresian Crow. Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6 lens. 1/400 @ f/8 ISO 100 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo flew past me while I was in the paddock. Penrith NSW.
The free pruning Cockatoos. Taken with Canon 80D at Penrith NSW.
Photographer: Mick McKean
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
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
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.