Sulphur-crested Cockatoos colouration - Photos

Subject: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos colouration - Photos
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:27:25 +1000
Some years ago I was travelling to Leeton with Geoff Duggan to see a Long Toed Stint and we saw a very red cockatoo beside the road. We stopped and went back to have a look and found it to be a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo which had bathed in a puddle of very muddy red water (it was still bathing). The bird was coloured from head to toe the same colour as the mud. Could your bird and others be a cleaner version, i.e. having washed most of the colour out in subsequent cleaner water?
John Reidy
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Hi All,

I have put a few images up of the Pink Sulphur Crested Cockatoo at the following link:

If you have any troubles accessing the site, please email me.

Looking forward to some feedback on these.



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