Talk:The Adventure Series
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Cockatoo or parrot?
I question the description of Kiki as a cockatoo. I am sure the books always describe her as a parrot, never as a cockatoo - although I'd have to check the books again to make absolutely sure of that.
- I went back and checked my copy of The Island of Adventure and found the first description of KiKI is "a beautiful parrot, scarlet and grey, with a big crest on its head that it worked up and down". No where in the book does it specify cockatoo, but does refer to her as a parrot a number of times, so that is what I will make the article reflect. VA6DK (talk) 05:12, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
- I haven't made any edits to the Article, but I think I can add further explanation. Kiki is described generically as a parrot, but is clearly a cockatoo, a type of parrot native to Australia. The description you give from The Island of Adventure indicates that she is in all likelihood intended to be a Gang-gang cockatoo, however if this is the case she displays the male colouring (the females of this species do not have the distinctive scarlet feathers). Confusion may arise from the fact that Kiki is depicted on the book jackets as a Sulfur-creasted Cockatoo, a larger parrot with a white body and wings and a large vivid yellow crest on the head. This species is arguably the best-known and one of the most readily domesticated of the Australian cockatoos. DuchessofNewTown (talk) 03:06, 9 January 2012 (UTC)