*Sulphar Crested Cockatoo - Halls Gap, The Grampians Vic.* by EdsMum

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This Handsome bird is often the dread of farmers in ravaging their crops and so out come the guns, mostly to frighten them but one Dead bird is usually hung somewhere the others can see it and it seems to keep them away.

The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, is a relatively large white cockatoo found in wooded habitats in Australia and New Guinea. In Australia, they can be bought from Pet shops or online – after they are trained, they are quite intelligent and learn to talk and do tricks, some just sit in freedom on a stand they are so brain dead they won’t fly away.

Personally I would never let anyone catch them, they should be free.

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Local Critters – 17th Feb. 2014


cockatoo, bird, white, yellow crest, wild native, australia, new guinea

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My Life has been interesting, always active in sports – Golf, Swimming & horses, now I have a camera, I wish I had found photography a lot earlier than I did, wonderful things you see through the lens a whole new life has opened the door to me. Make the most of each day, for you live it only once. Thank you to all who will visit my site & leave comments. I wish you all a beautiful day…..Shirley – 85 going on a 100

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon5 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • Thank you Ann for the warm welcome – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj5 months ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thank you Anna for coming by – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny5 months ago

    Beautiful shot. I hate to see birds caged, as you said – they should be free

  • Glad you agree with me, they have wings and should be allowed to fly free, I would open every cage door for them if they would leave but they don’t know what to do when they are let out, and usually die, should never have been caged in first place. Hugs, Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago

    This is lovely Shirley! Excellent shot!

  • Thank you Leigh – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotos5 months ago

    Wow..He is gorgeous..And yes should be free

  • All birds Jean should be free. My parents had a caged Corella, similar to this only smaller and with big blue patch around the eye…he was given to them when he was a baby and my Mum reared him but he had to be caged as he didn’t know anything else but humans. I would let him out and he would walk along beside me like a dog or sit on my shoulder and was out most of the time I was at home. We lived at a Police Station with officers coming in and out and Cocky soon learned to swear and he mimicked each voice. He also would call my Dad for lunch in my Mum’s voice “Ted, lunch is ready” they were happy days and he knew nothing else. When My Mum got sick she was unable to care for him and I was married with 3 young children and he was taken to the Zoo at the age of 30. I went back a few times to see him and he would fly to the front of the cage and nuzzle up, but sad to say he did fret and die. That is the reason for my hatred of cages. Cocky should have been taken back to where he was found as soon as he could fly and let free. – Hugs, Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago


  • Thank you Leigh for the feature, much appreciated – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • billfox256
    billfox2565 months ago

    What a handsome guy!!! Congratulations on being featured!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill for coming by – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature5 months ago

    They are truly lovely birds, and I think I’d rather see them free than captured:>) Congratulations on your feature in Local Critters – so lovely! FAVE:>)

  • Carole thank you for coming by and fave is much appreciated – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep5 months ago

    Lovely, Shirley!!

  • Thank you Gena for coming by – Shirley

    – EdsMum

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stanton5 months ago

    Lovely capture!! My favourite bird.

  • Many thanks Margaret for coming by – Shirley

    – EdsMum

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