Cockatoos teasing

Cockatoos are playful, sociable creatures. Yesterday I watched a pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos high in a gum tree. One of them was grooming. The other was teasing its companion, prodding it and seeming very satisfied with the startled response.

A couple of minutes later both of them flare their wings and crests, squawking gleefully.

Common name: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Scientific name: Cacatua galerita

Approximate length: 50 cm

Date spotted: 8 October 2016

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam Park, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’51.5″S 151°14’51.7″E


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2016/10/09, in Cockatoo and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What great captures of these wonderful birds! Cockatoos are quite comical birds at times, and I loved that video of the cockatoo being teased. Very funny. 🙂

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