Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are sociable creatures, often travelling in large groups. This one was with four others, but sat apart looking a bit grumpy.


It can be difficult to get a good photo of a cockatoo, because they’re so white that the sun gleams off them and the resulting glare removes all detail. So I was pretty please with these shots. Here’s a rear view:

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Common name: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Scientific name: Cacatua galerita

Approximate length: 50 cm

Date spotted: 20 December 2014

Season: Summer

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’45.6″S 151°14’59.2″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2014/12/24, in Birds, Cockatoo and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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