Cockatoo chaos

It’s Autumn when the local Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) fancy ripping into our neighbour’s Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) to get at the seeds.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos feeding on seeds from a Chinese Elm
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos feeding on seeds from a Chinese ElmWhat

What intrigued us both was that all the cockatoos we saw were left-handed.

A 'left handed' Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
A ‘left handed’ Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

A quick check of the internet found this interesting post on ‘handedness’ in birds which  revealed that the majority of parrots are left-handed.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo using it's left claw to eat seeds from the Chinese Elm
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo using it’s left claw to eat seeds from the Chinese Elm
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