Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP
Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Where the cockatoo got its name from – not the English cock

The name of the bird, one species of which is often spotted in Hong Kong, comes from Malay via Dutch

Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP
Shop owner Mr Chan poses for a photograph with a yellow-crested Cockatoo at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, in Hong Kong. Picture: SCMP
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