Friday, November 16, 2012

Hardest one yet?

Well after last week when nearly everybody was close to the mark, this week's WIIW saw no one even in the ball park. 

Hair, wool, and fur were about as close as guesses got.
Even my showing a different part of the piccie didn't help



Hair, wool, and fur were about as close as guesses got.

The mystery is a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita
These guys are seen around much of the world as a pet.
Like many of the popular pet parrots including budgerigars (usually known in the US as Common Parakeets) and Cockatiels  these guys are Oz natives.

In fact Sulphur Crested Cockys are one of the most common Oz birds. They are so common the Cockies see them as nuisance pests!

Now to avoid confusion I should add in Oz the word "Cocky" means a farmer. We don't have "cowboys" in Oz instead we have "Cow Cockies"!

4 comments:

Linda G. said...

Cow cockies? Oh, my. That sounds rather...um, never mind.

Christine said...

Another crushing defeat! Fine bird though, cocky or otherwise.

mshatch said...

pretty bird :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Aw, come on, you're pulling our legs, right? A cow cockie? Really??? Sorry, but that totally cracks me up.