Citron-crested cockatoo spotted at East Coast Road

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“In some parts of Australia, the *Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) can be very numerous, and may cause damage to cereal and fruit crops. They can also be destructive to timber structures such as house planking, garden furniture and trees. Consequently, they are sometimes shot or poisoned as pests…(source Wikipedia).

“I have seen one too, kept as a pet, a couple of months ago in a neighbouring condo (see video below, recorded on 12 Jul 2011.

“It escaped later with the ring still attached to the leg. This was taken on 13 September with the bird on top of a road side mango tree outside the condo, though the ring cannot be seen in the image.

“I heard the bird calling loudly and raucously and chased some crows then, probably because the area was within its territory.”

Sun Chong Hong
Singapore
25th February 2012

*Note: Janice Kuek commented that the cockatoo is actually a Citron-crested Cockatoo (C. s. citrioncristata), a subspecies of the Yellow-crested Cockatoo, as it has orange crest and ear coverts.

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  1. I saw a Citron-crested Cockatoo on Mount Faber on 5 February 2012. Photo can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53435640@N05/6822832921/in/set-72157628184833339/.

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  2. John Lynn

    There are sulphur crested nesting in the former Gillman Camp area

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