pink(ish) cockatoo

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Subject: pink(ish) cockatoo
From: Alison Mackerras <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:56:46 +1000
This morning (10am) I saw a cockatoo that looked like a sulphur-crested/pink cockatoo hybrid feeding on the footpath on Sturt Ave with about 30 sulphur-crested cockatoos. Head was pure sc cockatoo - pure white with yellow crest, dark grey beak and eye. Primaries were mostly white. The rest of the bird, including underwings was blotchy pink and white. Quite a strong pink but not galah colour. The best way to describe the colouring is the effect you get when you mix a few drops of rose pink food colouring into white icing - a range of pinks from light to quite dark depending on how much you stir the mix.

Very poor photo from my phone attached.

Alison Mackerras


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