Cacatua


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Related to Cacatua: Guacamayo
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Noun1.Cacatua - a genus of PsittacidaeCacatua - a genus of Psittacidae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Psittacidae, Psittacidae - coextensive with the order Psittaciformes
cockatoo - white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds
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When they are shooting birds, Captain Collins makes fun of Captain Phillip, a commissioned Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales by saying that "And that, over there on the Eucalyptus, is a flock of Cacatua galerita--the sulphur-crested cockatoo.
When I first met James Purdy, despite his crabapple appearance, he was the very model of Old World politeness: tall and greyhound thin, with quick, playful blue eyes and a head of unruly silver hair that at times imitated the sprightly crest of an exotic bird, genus Cacatua, perhaps.
12[degrees]38'S, 143[degrees]05'E], 9 October 1998, nest of Cacatua galerita [Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo], S.