RE: Possibly why some cockatoos appear pink

To: kym bradley <>, "" <>
Subject: RE: Possibly why some cockatoos appear pink
From: Lori Gould <>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 03:28:23 +0000

There are two birds in Fadden who are always around and they are distinctly pink. Not sure what they are immersing themselves in, or why it is only those two but its certainly possible. Cheers Lori


From: kym bradley <>
Sent: Friday, 27 September 2019 4:22 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Possibly why some cockatoos appear pink


A little while ago there was a discussion about "Pink" sulphur-crested cockatoos


Over the last few weeks, I have been watching approximately  20 cockatoos who help themselves to the grain used for feeding livestock 


Some of the ones that immerse themselves in the bags in the shed  have a dirty tone to their feathers but when in the  light it does look pink


This could be why the odd pink one is seen




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