There are a number of types of cockatoos here in Australia. White ones, Black ones with different colouring, one that is pink all over – all have different calls and they tend to live in different areas. Here, where I live in the Dandenongs, the locals consider the white ones to be pests. To some extent they are – they’ve certainly increased in number and flock to where there is food. They screech loudly and scare off other birds – they are quite large. But, for all that, I find them very funny too – I would say they’re the comedians of the birdlife.
Below this cockatoo watches me as he feeds.