Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
Lophochroa leadbeateri
(L 14.2")
Hilltop Hotel
Ouyen, Australia
“Few birds more enliven the
monotonous hues of the
Australian forest than this
beautiful species whose pink-
coloured wings and flowing
crest might have embellished
the air of a more voluptuous
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell
A famous Major Mitchell’s cockatoo named “Cookie,”
is a beloved resident of Illinois’ Brookfield Zoo near
Chicago. Cookie is 82 years old and has retired from
actively being displayed. He currently resides in the
keeper’s office at the Perching Bird House.