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Tale of Two Cockatoos.

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By bernieh

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Came home from work during the work and spotted these two on the staircase railing. Grabbed the camera and took some shots – then I wondered what they might be thinking during the whole thing.

Maybe this …..

These birds are called the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
They’re a large white parrot with a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male). They are a very noisy cockatoo, whether they’re resting or in flight and they will stay in the same area all year round.

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Great blog Bernieh, lovely shots of the cockies. I like your wording, so funny.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Brilliant !!!!!
You could do that for a living ..... photos and captions !

Great photos :)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Marguerite and Louise - it was such a great scene that was being played out before me. I've never really seen a cockatoo grab another with their claws and almost pull them back - just amazing!!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Brilliant blog and fantastic photos :o)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Great blog Bernieh, really made me laugh :o))

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks TT - these two seem to know each other well. They're both males - maybe brothers although I'm not sure that family sticks together with this species.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Lily2 - I was having a bit of a giggle watching them!

14 Aug, 2009

bjs
Bjs
 

thats a good one enjoyed that

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Bjs - glad to put a smile on your dial.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Fantastic Bernie, wish I lived in a country where I could have two Toos on my staircase LOL. Having two Galahs myself, not the same I know, but I would be in my element with those two! Great captions, well done!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Great blog & pics BH.

We had some flys in the garden yesterday.......lol!

You lucky thing you:0)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Pamazon - this one is probably Australia's best known parrot. These birds are often kept as pets. They're extremely intelligent and are very good at learning to talk - the downside however is they can be very loud, mischievous and live for more than 70 years!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Oddbillie - there are some very interesting flies you know! I've seen more than my fair share of them over here.

14 Aug, 2009

 

this is so funny

great pics

x x x

14 Aug, 2009

 

I enjoyed every bit of it still laughing and beautiful pictures and thanks for the id info.

14 Aug, 2009

 

How lovely to have a couple of swells like that land in your garden...we're lucky to get a pair of pigeons!!
Love your captions...very funny!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for the chuckle - great photos!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for a brill blog, and photos.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Great blog BH, I to enjoyed the captions :~))

14 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for the comments Morgana, Fluff, Spritz, Clarice and Ian - glad you had a bit of a giggle.

14 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely Bernieh they are handsome very photogenic and as ever love your captions

:o))

14 Aug, 2009

 

Glad you enjoyed it Neellan - and yes I would call them handsome fellows too.

14 Aug, 2009

 

:o))

14 Aug, 2009

 

enjoyed the blog...I was aware of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo ... was not aware they hailed from Aussie.
I was introduced to them on the Tele by the New Jersey cop "berretta" (Robert Blake) Always thought it was cool how that bird answered the phone.

15 Aug, 2009

 

I remember that now! ... wow great memory Kmccue07! It's so true - these birds have the gift of the gab - you just have to careful what you say in front of them.

15 Aug, 2009

 

The main reason I watched the show was to see the bird "Fred" ...I couldn't tell ya much of anything else...had to do a quick search to find the "setting." LOL

15 Aug, 2009

 

That would be the only reason for watching that show - well done you for even remembering the name of the bird.

15 Aug, 2009

 

I remember that show as well Kris, are we showing our age now?

15 Aug, 2009

 

not if we say it was a previous life...reincarnated and am now only 20 LOL...its my story and I'm sticken to it. (if only my body would believe it)

15 Aug, 2009

 

LMAO, Do you think it will work Kris? Trouble is I can't spell reincan......

15 Aug, 2009

 

Brilliant!

18 Aug, 2009

 

A lovely blog Bernieh...and great captions to accompany it !!

23 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Rbtkew and BB - we get small flocks of these every year and they're such noisy visitors, but such beautiful things.

23 Aug, 2009

 

Oh Bernieh, how did I miss this ?? Wonderful pictures with a potted description worthy of Nat Geo !!

You really do have a gift !! x

30 Aug, 2009

 

Very nice, thanks Sue.

30 Aug, 2009

 

Love the cockatoos and captions: we've never had many close-ups with wildlife here in Sydney. Do you get wallabies hopping around on your lawn?

3 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Pip c - yes we get lots of wallabies hopping around out property. Our place is located in the hills surrounding our city and its bordered on 3 sides by the bush ... so we're lucky we do get to see quite a bit of the local wildlife.

4 Sep, 2009

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