Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo by Jeremiah Blatz
Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo by Boonga
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo by grahameb on Flickr.

Please excuse the 3 megapixel quality and the backlight, but I wanted to show you guys one of the silliest birds at the rescue.

This is Seymour, a sulphur crested cockatoo that came to us under less-than-common circumstances. He was actually a show bird at Busch Gardens in Virginia! I don’t remember his whole backstory of how he ended up at our rescue, though (he’s been there since before I started volunteering).

So now he spends his days performing at his own will instead of responding to a trainer’s cue (which we are still trying to decode, with very little success…)

Here, you can hear him very clearly say “Hi, Seymour” and “WHOOO” when he starts shaking his head (:

Shyness by -clicking- on Flickr.
Stop at the next light please… by LegoBorg322Mom on Flickr.what is this I don’t understand
Pink by ~88-Law
Ducorps Cockatoo
Major Mitchell Cockatoo by Tindo2

Tuki, the new Moluccan Cockatoo at the rescue, very softly singing an unrecognizable tune. No idea what he’s singing, but it’s too adorable not to share.

Also, thanks to smoresmordre for telling me to download RealPlayer so I could share this video from Facebook (:

Salmon-crested Cockatoo by marboed on Flickr.
Preening by Vermin Inc on Flickr.
We don’t have any Galah (Rose-Breasted) Cockatoos at the rescue, but I really wish we did. These have to be my favorite pet birds, and are top on my list of birds I want to own one day. They’re beautiful, adorable, hilarious goofballs and are just the right size - not too big that you’re afraid of their beaks, and not too small that you’re afraid to squish them with your hand… although there are plenty of other birds I would like to own that fit both of those extremes. Nevertheless, I present to you, my favorite parrot.
This is Boomer, a Moluccan Cockatoo. I haven’t actually spent much time with him since he usually prefers men, but he’s a hilarious bird with one of the best vocabularies out of all the cockatoos we have.
I didn’t get many good pictures of any other cockatoos, so that’ll be my mission this weekend.