Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita perched on a Kapok Bush Cochlospermum fraseri with Cockburn Range, in the Kimberley Region, WA, in the background
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos may be thought of as an eastern coast species in Australia. They are, however, a common species across the North of Australia where they may be found in small flocks to huge numbers in agricultural areas. The northern sub-species C.g fitzroyi has a distinctive pale blue orbital skin compared to the white of the eastern sub-species. The Sulphur-crested is also a much smaller species than any of the three Black Cockatoos of the SW of WA. The Kapok bush, with it’s stunning yellow flowers is also a relatively common scraggly deciduous plant that occurs mostly in the open tropical and semi-tropical savanna woodlands of the NT and WA.
This painting now completes the set of the Western Australian large Cockatoos.
SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO on Kapok bush Original Watercolour painting
As yet unframed watercolour painting on Arches 300gsm hot-pressed paper (smooth surface). The painting measures 51cm x 71cm and was stretched to prevent warping while paint was applied.