Types of Cockatoos
Cockatoos are large parrots that are native to Australia and the islands of the South Pacific. They have a bald patch on top of their heads covered with a crest that they can raise and lower. The crest's position is often an indicator to the bird's mood. Cockatoos are powder-down birds, producing a dust from their feathers that can be quite heavy sometimes.
Some Cockatoos can learn to speak, but in general Cockatoos are not known for their speaking abilities. If they do learn to talk, their speech may not be very clear and might be somewhat garbled. Of course, some Cockatoos have been known to speak very clearly but in general they are not known to be good talkers