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Sophie the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
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Description:
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot. It has 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). This is a noisy and conspicuous cockatoo, both at rest and in flight. Young Sulphur-crested Cockatoos resemble the adults.

Similar species:
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is similar in appearance to the three species of corella found in Australia. Corellas are smaller, however, and lack the prominent yellow crest.

Where does it live?
Distribution:
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo's range extends throughout the northern and eastern mainland, and Tasmania. A small population has become established around Perth, Western Australia. The species also occurs in New Guinea and the Aru Islands, and has been introduced into New Zealand and Indonesia.

Habitat:
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are found in a variety of timbered habitats and are common around human settlements. The birds stay in the same area all year round.

What does it do?
Feeding:
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo's normal diet consists of berries, seeds, nuts and roots. It also takes handouts from humans. Feeding normally takes place in small to large groups, with one or more members of the group watching for danger from a nearby perch. When not feeding, birds will bite off smaller branches and leaves from trees. These items are not eaten, however. The activity may help to keep the bill trimmed and from growing too large.

Breeding:
The eggs are laid in a suitable tree hollow, which is prepared by both sexes. Both birds also incubate and care for the chicks. The chicks remain with the parents all year round and family groups will stay together indefinitely.

Living with us
The popularity of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo as a cage bird has increased its range, as these birds either escape or are released deliberately in areas where they do not already occur. The species has become a pest around urban areas, where it uses its powerful bill to destroy timber decking and panelling on houses.













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Comments

DeTomaso Pantera
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Emerald Knight
  August 6, 2013
Charming !!>.....well done
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  July 26, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  July 22, 2013
Brilliant and beautiful!!
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  July 21, 2013
Johnny Morris...Animal Magic...tele at tea-time...football in the park...jumpers for goalposts...long, hot summers... http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/johnny-morris-star-of-the-childrens-television-programme-news-photo/3421038 Sorry but this brilliant bird brought back so many memories and made me come over all Ron Manager :)
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  July 19, 2013
Beautiful!
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  July 15, 2013
superb piece! the crest, beak, and sculpting are just awesome!
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  July 15, 2013
If I was you I'd build a park with all of your birds. Once more you did a fine job on a bird! Love it!
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  July 14, 2013
So beautiful! I rally like how you did the feathers on her head.
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  July 14, 2013
Beautiful bird
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  July 13, 2013
she may be a little on the fat side, but this is a beautiful bird!
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  July 13, 2013
POSITIVELY BRILLIANT DeTomaso... Anything Australian can't go wrong... Fantastic choice. Noisy, out spoken, piercing squawk, crafty, escape artist. Many other traits and a true Aussie.. Well done. You have incredible talents.
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  July 13, 2013
Great to see one of my favorite bird in lego!
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  July 12, 2013
The crest is genius.
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  July 12, 2013
Hehe, love the Mohawk! Really realistic.
  July 11, 2013
Awesome work my friend! Instantly regognisable! More please!!!
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  July 11, 2013
Awesome!
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  July 11, 2013
I can't believe I'm writing this but I love your bird. Great job
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  July 11, 2013
It's all about dat plumage. Lovely build.
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  July 11, 2013
Beautiful work, one your best birds yet.
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  July 11, 2013
Beautiful work, one your best birds yet.
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  July 11, 2013
I love the feathers on top!
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  July 11, 2013
I want one!
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  July 11, 2013
Nice!
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  July 11, 2013
Dat plumage. Very snazzy bird!
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  July 11, 2013
very good! its very cute!
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  July 11, 2013
Very effective.
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  July 11, 2013
Stunning work! :D
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  July 11, 2013
Cute! I recognized it immediately.
 
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