Cacatuidae – Cockatoos

You might spot thousands of cockatoos in groups with abundant food supply

The cockatoos are large parrots with prominent crests (in most species) that help to identify individuals within or outside the species. The most unique yet famous species include Cockatiel and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. They are very noisy and social birds. Nest building isn’t their favorite thing to do as they look for already-made tree hollows.

However, Palm Cockatoos are an exception, as they make the nest with sticks in the nest chamber. Moreover, both parents equally participate in incubating the nest, but only the female incubates the egg in the Red-tailed Black-cockatoo. In search of food, they often destroy farmlands, creating annoyance among farmers and leading to illegal hunting and pet trading.