has visited any of Australia's state capitals will almost certainly have seen
and heard the sulphur crested cockatoo. It is a noisy, gregarious bird and
it is often seen around people in parks and reserves where it will sometimes
take food from willing human hands.
However, be aware that if you encourage this bird into your garden by supplementary
feeding it will get very annoyed if you stop. Many an Australian householder
has returned from holiday to find wooden soffits and window frames destroyed
by a frustrated cockatoo.
This picture was taken close to Sydney's botanical gardens.
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