The Cockatoo or Cocky is one of the most well known of the Australian Birds. The plumage is white, while the underwing and -
Their distinctive raucous call can be very loud and is adapted to travel through the forest environments in which they live, including tropical and subtropical rainforests. These birds are naturally curious, as well as very intelligent. They have adapted very well to European settlement in Australia and live in many urban areas. These birds can live upwards of 70 years in captivity, although they only live to about 20–40 years in the wild.
Species that feed on the ground are very vulnerable to predator attack. The Cockatoo has evolved a behavioural adaptation to protect against this: whenever there is a flock on the ground, there is at least one high up in a tree (usually a dead tree), keeping guard. This is so well-