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1. An Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus syn. Cacatua roseicapilla) having pale blue-gray plumage and a pink breast. Also called rose-breasted cockatoo.
2. Australian A fool; an idiot.

[Yuwaalaraay (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gilaa.]
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1. (Animals) an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
2. slang Austral a fool or simpleton
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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1. an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
2. Australian. a fool.
[1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language of N New South Wales)]
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Key words: neoplasia, lipoma, intraosseous, bone, fracture, avian, rose-breasted cockatoo, Eolophus roseicapilla
A 9-year-old female rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla) was referred to the Centre Hospitalier Veterinaire Fregis because of an open humeral fracture noticed an hour before presentation after the bird apparently fell off its perch.
The 11 cases comprised 6 African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus), 1 peach-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis), 1 galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), 1 Goffin's cockatoo (Tanimbar corella) (Cacatua goffiniana), 1 Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), and 1 Senegal parrot (Poicephalus senegalus).
The cockatoo group comprised the following species: blue-eyed cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica), Ducorps's cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii), galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), little corella (Cacatua sanguined), Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis), pink cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Tanimbar cockatoo (Cacatua goffini), white cockatoo (Cacatua alba), and yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphured).
Reports of avian species with osteosarcoma include budgerigars (.Melopsittacus undulatus), an umbrella cockatoo, a rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla), a blue-and-gold macaw (Ara ararauna), an American robin (Turdus migratorius), a blue-fronted Amazon, a Toulouse grey goose, and a Panama boat-billed heron (8,9,11,13,15-17,29) To our knowledge, this is the first report of appendicular osteosarcoma in a ring-necked dove.
Abstract: To evaluate the health and nutritional status of 3 wild Australian psittacine species, plasma and hepatic mineral concentrations and plasma biochemical values were measured in wild-caught galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), long-billed corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris), and sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita).
Key words: nutrition, plasma biochemical analysis, minerals, avian, psittacine, sulphur-crested cockatoo, Cacatua galerita, long-billed corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, galah, Eolophus roseicapilla