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"I've got skills," Hector said as he flapped his wings. "I can make it rain." As he walked away, Erik felt a wet drop on his head. He turned to see drool dripping from Hector's beak. "Spit doesn't count as rain, Hector!"

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo. Tommy's Fun Fact: It is named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who wrote "Few birds more enliven the monotonous hues of the Australian forest than this beautiful species whose pink-coloured wings and flowing crest might have embellished the air of a more voluptuous region"!

The Gang-Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) is found in the cooler, wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bushland. The male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy grey crest. It ranges throughout SE Australia, and is easily identified by its distinctive call which resembles a creaky gate. The name, Gang-Gang, comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Pair from Australia - males are jet black with a broad band of red in his tail; the female is a more dull black with yellow speckles on her head and breast and yellow patches in her tail