RE: Bird Print

To: "'ozbird'" <>
Subject: RE: Bird Print
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 11:06:39 +1000
> >      Another interesting piece of art is a large English portrait
> with a 
> >      sulphur crested cockatoo as a major feature.  The interesting
> thing is 
> >      that the portrait was painted pre-1700.
> I put it down to the same culture that put kookaburras in the African 
> Jungle Jim movies. But maybe not? Any thoughts?
There are other "yellow-crested" cockatoos in south-east Asia
(Nusatenggara, Maluku [aka Spice Islands], Philippines) that would
probably have been traded into Europe before Sulphur-crested Cockatoos
from Australia.

Lawrie Conole
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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