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Experience the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

Have you experienced the sound of a native Yellow-Crested Cockatoo screeching loudly overhead?​​

Native to Australia, Yellow-Crested Cockatoos (Cacatua sulphurea) are a marvel to share in the Aussie bush with their raucous calling that screeches as they fly overhead.

There's no other way to say it; their noise moves across the region, and in such numbers, they are considered bullies. For humans' they can be pests. However, they are a protected species.

For me, they're not an annoyance. These birds that share our beautiful bush bring back fond memories of my childhood and not to mention the contrast they bring to the environment both audibly and visually. Their glamorous white plumes and the yellow (sulphur) crest is majestic. Just check out my photos. I love how their vibrant yellow crescent and white plumage contrast pleasantly against the Australian bush.

With intense curiosity and a degree of intelligence, these birds are often not shy to people. This nature opens the opportunity for capturing high amounts of detail with up-close encounters, even with a 20-megapixel camera heavily cropping.

I hope you enjoy my photos of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo as much as I wanted to spend time with these creatures, capturing their portraits. You can see by the images I captured with these birds, their white plumage that is fluffy and cuddly. They each own their personality and are always a pleasure to see.

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