This clip filmed by David Parer in Queensland, Australia shows Sulphur-crested Cockatoos en masse ravaging corn and peanut crops near Lakeland and features a farmer, Darryn Hoskins, describing why they do this. Filmed in High Definition as part of a documentary called "Australia - Land of Parrots", it's a graphic illustration of the problems farmers face in protecting their crops during drought in an unpredictable climate. The 52 minute documentary shows nearly half the species of parrots and cockatoos that live in various parts of Australia - from dense rainforest of the tropical north to the cold wind-swept southern coastlines and across the arid desert interior and features unusual parrot behaviours, some not filmed before.
Produced by the ABC Natural History Unit in co-production with Thirteen/WNET New York in association with PBS. Producer: David Parer & Elizabeth Parer-Cook, Director: David Parer, Cinematography shown in this clip : David Parer A.C.S. COPYRIGHT Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Do not download.