genus Cacatua


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Related to genus Cacatua: Cacatuinae
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Noun1.genus Cacatua - a genus of Psittacidaegenus Cacatua - 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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There are two distinct species of cockatoo (genus Cacatua), which are often both erroneously referred to as Sulphur-crested Cockatoos: the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and the Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea).
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.