The Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia.•••One Major Mitchell's Cockatoo that has become quite famous is "Cookie," a beloved resident of Illinois' Brookfield Zoo near Chicago since it opened in 1934. As of June 2012, Cookie is 79 years old and has retired from actively being displayed. He currently resides in the keeper's office at the Perching Bird House.

Foto: Major Mitchell Cockatoo The Major Mitchell's Cockatoo also known as Leadbeater's cockatoo or pink cockatoo, is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia.

A native Australian parrot which is widespread. . . . Calling someone a galah in Australia is a traditional way of questioning their intelligence. "Ya flaming galah" is as common in Oz as calling someone a "goose" in other parts of the world. Galahs (the bird) do come across as being a little stupid as they waddle around eating grass seeds. They do much on wing.

Australian Galah Cockatoo-(Eolophus roseicapilla) also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo. Many are kept as pets, for real.

Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in kindergarten. Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Kookaburra- reminds me of a song I was taught in camp as a child. Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree counting all the monkeys he can see, laugh, kookaburra laugh, kookaburra thats no monkey thats me.

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree.... kookaburra perched on a branch with its lovely coloured feathers.

Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree. kookaburra perched on a branch with its lovely coloured feathers.

The Galah is a pink and grey coloured cockatoo found in most areas of Australia.

This beautiful Pink Galah tea towel will add some personality to your kitchen or it will make a lovely Australiana gift to take overseas.

Pardalotes 2 by Kit Hiller Edition of 30 medium : Hand coloured linocut dimensions : 54 x 55 cm year : 2011

Kit Hiller (Christine Hiller), artist from Tasmania: Pardalotes 2 by Kit Hiller Edition of 30 medium : Hand coloured linocut dimensions : 54 x 55 cm year : 2011

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