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The ability to represent and to track the trajectory of objects, which are temporally out of sight, is highly important in many aspects but is also cognitively demanding.
Researchers have trained Goffin's cockatoos to unlock a series of complex locks for food, demonstrating that the birds are capable of learning and completing long, complex tasks for rewards.
Foster Parrots thanks Animal Support and its co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi for their help and adoption of recently rescued cockatoo named Ziggy.
A Goffin's cockatoo, a species not known for tool use in the wild, has been observed spontaneously making and using tools for reaching food and other objects.
Police in New York state said a woman who became stuck up to her waist in mud while chasing her pet cockatoo managed to dig herself out. New York State Police said the 55-year-old Cortlandt woman chased her pet bird when it flew from her home and headed toward the woods just after 1 p.m.
A former firefighter in Maryland rendered mute by a car accident says a pair of talkative pet parrots helped him regain his speech. Brian Wilson of Damascus, Md., gives credit to the birds for their determination to keep talking to him, eventually prompting his damaged brain to respond in kind.
By Lenita Sulthani CIKANANGA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Looking irritated, Indonesian animal trainer Alen tries to ignore the loud shrieks of "good morning" coming from white cockatoos in an outdoor cage.
The Galah, Eolophus roseicapilla, is one of the most common bird of the cockatoo family. It occupies open country in almost all of mainland Australia. Galahs are absent only from the driest areas and the far north of Cape York Peninsula. They appear to have been self-introduced to Tasmania. They are common in some metropolitan areas, for example Perth and Melbourne, and common to abundant in open habitats which offer at least some scattered trees for shelter. There are three subspecies of...
The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus funereus, is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia. It is found from Eyre Peninsula to south and central eastern Queensland. In some areas they have adapted to humans and can be often seen in many parts of urban Sydney and Melbourne. They are one of the more well-loved and characteristic birds of southern Australia. Adult birds are between 21.6 and 25.6 inches in length, black overall with paler feather-margins and patches...
The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii, is a large cockatoo native to Australia, being more common in arid areas. Usually found in eucalypt woodlands, or along water courses, these seed-eating cockatoos are commonly seen in large flocks in the north of the country. Populations of the south-east region of Australia are threatened by clearing of native habitat. The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo was the official mascot of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, held in Melbourne,...
The Palm Cockatoo, Probosciger aterrimus, is a large black parrot of the cockatoo family. It is found in northern Queensland and New Guinea. It can also be found in Cape York, although it is threatened there due to habitat loss. They are in high demand for the pet trade due to its unusual appearance. It measures around 21.6 to 23.6 inches in length and weighs between 1.1 and 2.2 lbs. It is a distinctive bird with a large crest and one of the largest bills of any parrot (only the Hyacinth...
The Short-billed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris is a cockatoo endemic to south-western Australia.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.