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Posted By:Danis51

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2010-03-29 21:35:33
I googled the bird, and it’s also known as Leadbeater's Cockatoo or Pink Cockatoo. The scientific name (Lophochroa leadbeateri) commemorates the British naturalist Benjamin Leadbeater, and Major Mitchell most probably refers to Major Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855) who was an explorer and a surveyor; he was Surveyor-General of the colony (Australia). Amazing how one thing leads to another and one can take a long journey into the past… and it all began with this lovely bird.
2010-03-29 13:04:12
Great pic of a Major Mitchell Cockatoo.