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
Location: Manly Dam Park, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°46’51.5″S 151°14’51.7″E