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 for Cockatoo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cockatoo \Cock`a*too"\ (k[o^]k`[.a]*t[=oo]"), n. [Malayan
     kakat[=u]a.] (Zool.)
     A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuin[ae],
     having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head
     ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at
     will. There are several genera and many species; as the
     broad-crested+cockatoo+({Plictolophus+cristatus">broad-crested cockatoo ({Plictolophus cristatus or
     Cacatua+cristatus),+the+sulphur-crested+({Cacatua+galerita">Cacatua cristatus), the sulphur-crested ({Cacatua galerita
     or Plictolophus galeritus), etc. The palm cockatoo or
     great black cockatoo of Australia is Probosciger
     aterrimus (formerly Microglossus aterrimus).
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cockatoo
      n 1: white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian
           region; often kept as cage birds

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