So, just trying to push realism again with my painting. Cockatoos belong to the family of true parrots. They're most recognized by the crest above their heads that rise when they're alarmed and excited.
I've read, not sure if it's true or not, that the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin was scared to death of parrots because a cockatoo nearly bite his nose off when he was a child. Just ironic that that's the animal he would fear in life.