Major Mitchell’s cockatoo skull
You can't tell from the skull, but this bird has one of the best ‘hairstyles’ of the bird world: a bright red and yellow crest. Major Mitchell’s cockatoos (Lophochroa leadbeateri) frequent the homestead at the Eyre Bird Observatory. If you are fortunate enough to stay the night, you might catch them at sunset, playing around the homestead. The cockatoo is named after Major Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Australia’s first Surveyor-General of the Colony of NSW.