Cacatuidae (Cockatoos et al)

Birds

Along with the Psittacidae family (the true parrots), Cacatuidae make up the order Psittaciformes. Cockatoos share many features with other parrots including the characteristic curved beak shape and a zygodactyl foot, with two forward toes and two backwards toes. They differ, however in a number of characteristics, including the often spectacular movable headcrest. Cockatoos have a much more restricted range than the true parrots, occurring naturally only in Australia and nearby islands. Eleven of the 21 species exist in the wild only in Australia. Source: Wikipedia

 

Cacatua galerita (CACATUIDAE) Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita is one of the larger and more widespread of Australia’s cockatoos. Typically these birds will weigh…