Other Names: White Cockatoo
Voice: Contact call in flight a very loud, harsh, raucous screech ending with a slight upward inflection. Alarm calls a succession of abrupt guttural screeches.
Food: Seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants, grains, roots, berries, nuts and leaves. Also insects and their larvae.
Where Found: See map. Common in most types of open timbered country.
Habits: Feed in large flocks on ground with well-established sentinel warning system. Each flock has own roosting site, which is rarely deserted even if birds have to fly long distances to feeding grounds.
Nesting: Breed August-January 2-3eggs.Nest in tree holes generally high up and near water.