Major Mitchell's Cockatoo is an attractive white and pink cockatoo with a crest. The crest appears white when down, but shows bright red and yellow bands when raised. The male has a dark brown eye, the female has a reddish eye. Females have broader yellow bands in crest.
grasslands, saltbush plains, mulga, woodlands near watercourses
grass seeds, corms, roots, insects, grubs.
nests in tree hollow. Lays 2 - 4 white eggs
arid and semi-arid areas of interior to west coast of Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (C. galerita)
Western Corella (C. pastinator)
Galah (C. roseicapilla)
Little Corella (C. sanguinea)
Long-billed Corella (C. tenuirostris)