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Tuesday, 30 September 2014


One of the national symbols of Australia, militaris cockatoo  is very popular among people living in coastal areas of southern and eastern parts of the continent.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Here, in a wet eucalypt and deciduous forests are home to these lovely smoky gray parrots with fluffy tufts on the head.

It is the color of "hair" can be distinguished from the female of the male: the latter crest red, while their partners - gray.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

All life militaris cockatoo focused on the trees - here they rest, eat, meet and build their nests.

Unlike other species of parrots, they choose a place to live young, strong trees.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Females look for a spacious hollow nest for the future, and if not found, then gouge it right into the trunk of her big strong beaks.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Militaris cockatoo always something to chew: the seeds of their favorite eucalyptus and acacia trees, leaves, young shoots and bark of trees.

This habit is very useful when it comes time to equip the nest: the interior of the hollow prospective parents lining chewed pieces of bark, twigs and grass.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Laid eggs hatch and both parents continue to feed the hatchlings to two months of age.

There are cases when a cockatoo, going in search of food, collect all the chicks in the same nest, arranging something like kindergarten.

Militaris cockatoo (lat. Callocephalon fimbriatum)

These parrots can not be considered too noisy, but their voices are easily recognizable.

Cries militaris cockatoo compared with the sound of the bottle unscrews cork or non-lubricated creaking gate.

Talking with their partners, they make hushed like grunt sounds.

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