Major Mitchell’s cockatoos (Cacatua leadbeateri) are nomadic, following the rain. When the conditions are right and plenty of food is available, they breed. Raising a head crest of feathers to reveal a flash of red and gold, the male arouses the female’s interest. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.
Length: 1 to 1.2 ft
Wingspan: 9.8 to 11 in
Habitat: Forest and grassland
Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, and roots