|Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Cacatua leadbeateri
(aka Pink Cockatoo)
|Glen Helen, Northern Territory, Australia
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo is distributed throughout inland Australia and towards the coast in south and west Australia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|They are found in semi-arid and arid areas near water and trees in which they find nest-hollows. It feeds on the
ground and the branches of trees on nuts, seeds, fruits and roots.
The Scot, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Mitchell (1772-1885) was a famous explorer who wrote about the bird in his book Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia.
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