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Cacatua galerita: sulphur-crested cockatoo

I took these photos with the Nikon D3000, a few weeks ago.

Wikipedia says …

It has a total length of 44–55 cm (17–22 in), with the Australian subspecies larger than subspecies from New Guinea and nearby islands. … The bill is black, the legs are grey, and the eye-ring is whitish. Males typically have almost black eyes, whereas the females have a more red or brown eye, but this requires optimum viewing conditions to be seen.

 

sulphur-crested cockatoo
sulphur-crested cockatoo (Nikon D3000)

 

It was a lovely sunny day. I love the pale branches of the manna gum this time of the year. It begins shedding bark around Christmas time, until the branches are bare. Some thick layers of bark stay on the lower parts.

Have a good day.   🙂

 

Author:

I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

4 thoughts on “Cacatua galerita: sulphur-crested cockatoo

  1. One of my daughters used to call them ‘Self-Cresting Cockatoo’ she was quite surprised when she found out it was ‘Sulphur’… Funny how ya get words wrong.
    I see things you cannot… have a look

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