Cockatoos occupy a high position in parrot tattoos. Cockatoo tattoo means wit and precious. Cockatoos are parrots with crown feathers on their heads. They mainly live in Australia. They all have a half moon beak and a wormlike tongue. Most kinds of cockatoos are white. The beak of cockatoos is sickle shaped and very solid. It can peck hard fruit shells and dig out tree roots.
Cockatoos have many characteristics in common with other parrots. They have hooked beaks and opposite toes. They are different from parrots in several anatomical characteristics. These include the retractable crown, and the lack of structures in the feathers that make the feathers of other parrots appear iridescent. Cockatoos are on average larger than other parrots. But the cockatoo is a very small cockatoo.