Cacatua cristatus
Cockatoo Cock`a*too" (k[o^]k`[.a]*t[=oo]"), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at will. There are several genera and many species; as the {broad-crested cockatoo} ({Plictolophus cristatus} or {Cacatua cristatus}), the sulphur-crested ({Cacatua galerita} or {Plictolophus galeritus}), etc. The {palm cockatoo} or {great black cockatoo} of Australia is {Probosciger aterrimus} (formerly {Microglossus aterrimus}). [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Cacatua galerita — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plictolophus cristatus — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad-crested cockatoo — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockatoo — Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great black cockatoo — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Microglossus aterrimus — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palm cockatoo — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plictolophus galeritus — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Probosciger aterrimus — Cockatoo Cock a*too (k[o^]k [.a]*t[=oo] ), n. [Malayan kakat[=u]a.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily {Cacatuin[ae]}, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds — This list is based on the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds [http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/hanzab/HANZAB spp list.pdf list, May 2002 update] , with the doubtfuls omitted. It includes the birds of Australia, New Zealand,… …   Wikipedia

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