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Carnaby Cockatoo

This delightful and raucous bird is named after a Parkerville resident

Did you know that the Carnaby Cockatoo is named after Ivan Carnaby who was a well known resident of Parkerville from 1922. Carnaby’s black cockatoo, also known as the short-billed black cockatoo, is a large black cockatoo endemic to southwest Australia. It was described in 1948 by naturalist Ivan Carnaby. Measuring 53–58 cm in length, it has a short crest on the top of its head. Wikipedia

Naturalist Ivan Carnaby from Parkerville named the cockatoo in 1948


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