Posted: June 01, 2018

Birdie traffic selfie: Cockatoo inspects traffic camera, wins the web

VIDEO: Bird Inspects Highway Cam, Goes Viral

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CAIRNS, Australia —

A cockatoo is winning the animal internet contest Friday, if there really was such a thing.

Traffic on a road in Cairns, Australia was going smoothly so there was nothing to see, except for the curious cockatoo that was checking out a traffic camera, 9 News reported.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads posted the video to Facebook where it is closing in on a million views within nine hours of being uploaded. 

It may not have been the camera itself that piqued the interest of the cockatoo. 

A bird expert said that it could have actually been looking at itself.

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“If it’s seeing its reflection it may be communicating in some way. They are very social creatures, and they recognize individuals. A lot of them have friendship groups like we do,” Dr. Adrian Gallagher told ABC.net.

And the bird knows where to look for his reflection. Officials told ABC that this specific bird has visited the camera before. 

“Our traffic management operators sometimes have to give the camera a jiggle to make him fly away when he chews on the camera and cables,” a spokesperson told ABC.


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Birdie traffic selfie: Cockatoo inspects traffic camera, wins the web

Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)/Facebook

Birdie traffic selfie: Cockatoo inspects traffic camera, wins the web

A cockatoo checks out a traffic cam.

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