The hilarious moment a cockatoo inspects a police speed radar has been caught on video.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Queenslad posted the video of the curious bird with a with the caption ‘Keep an eye out for this complete galah on the road today’.
The footage begins with the cockatoo slowly taking a peak with only its beak visible. The hilarious moment a cockatoo inspects a police speed radar has been caught on video and shared online by The Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The video was shared with the caption ‘Keep an eye out for this complete galah on the road today’.Then five seconds later the curious bird examines all sides of the camera.
The bird pursues ahead with its curiosity by examining the camera more closely.galah’ to describe the bird backfired.People began correcting TMR saying that it was in fact, a cockatoo and not a galah.
One comment said, ‘No wonder the department can’t get a thing right can’t tell the difference between a cockatoo and a galah.’
To which the TMR responded, ‘It might not be bang-on but at least this draft is safe for work. Have you thought about following Queensland National Parks for more accurate bird IDs?’.
The Queensland National Parks responded to the comments saying, ‘Without ‘feather’ ado Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) feel free to send us these feathery culprits to ID and we will send you some regos for identification!’
Another comment said, ‘Maybe he’s a cockatoo that identifies as a galah….TMR is just being sensitive to this galah’s self-identification.’
A spokesperson for The Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) told Daily Mail Australia that this was a one-off incident that was caught on camera.
‘This is the only footage we have at this stage,’ the spokesperson said
The footage has been viewed over 400,000 times on Facebook.
The traffic camera is located on Murgatroyd Road West, just south of Cairns- the popular tourist destination.
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