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Victoria, Australia
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Psittaciformes > Cacatuidae

Pink Cockatoo

Lophochroa leadbeateri

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Identification

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Distinctive cockatoo found in a wide variety of habitats across inland Australia, typically favoring dry woodlands, where it feeds on seeds. Relatively small, with pink underparts and white upperparts. Magnificent, long white crest has colorful band of red at base, in subspecies leadbeateri inset with another band of yellow. In flight, pink underwings evident. Often observed feeding on the ground beside roads. Call a wavering, high-pitched note.

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