Sulphur-crested Cockatoo feeding on seeds
Alternate name(s): "White Cockatoo"
Aboriginal name(s): "kaneky", "mooyi", "kogga-longo", "arunta", "korina", "kudrungoo", "moorai", "nannawarra", "tingari"
Size: 45-50 cm
Weight: 835 g (average)
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The photos below give an impression of how cockatoos in general crack and peel seeds. Sometimes they may first grab a seedpod and then open that, but in most cases, when the fruit is ripe, the seedpod will already be open. In this case, a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is feeding on the seeds of an Acacia salicina tree.