Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo in Renaissance painting [ID]

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Subject: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo in Renaissance painting [ID]
From: colin trainor <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:25:57 +0930

These are quotes from the paper which has been "Online early" since 3 Nov 2013.

Guess the Chinese have been trading in Wallacea - Papua for a very long time....

"Although the parrot has been labelled a White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba), it is 
now generally
recognized as being a species of Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)"

"In 2004 Bruce Thomas Boehrer identified the parrot as a Sulphur-crested 
Cockatoo, acknowledging that it would have been
‘a particularly rare bird in Renaissance Europe, native not to the New World
but to New Guinea and Australia’. Richard Verdi, the curator of the 2007
exhibition The Parrot in Art at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, went one step
further, identifying the parrot as a Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua
sulphurea) (Fig. 2). These are found in Indonesia (in the areas east and
northeast of the Java Sea: Bali, Timor-Leste and Timor, the Lesser Sunda
Islands and on Sulawesi) and are smaller than their Australian counterparts –
measuring approximately thirty-five centimetres from beak to tail tip.

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