Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo in Renaissance painting

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Subject: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo in Renaissance painting
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:02:44 +1100
A colleage has just asked me about this.

I'm stumped.  How did a cocky get to Italy in AD 1496?

Any thoughts?  Is it a hoax?


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