In Cockatoo Calling, a sulphur-crested cockatoo overhears people talking about cutting down the dead trees in the paddock. He calls a meeting of all the parrots so they can help him carry out his plan to save their homes. The birds in this story all belong to the parrot family. Parrots lay white eggs and make their nests in tree hollows. Unlike many other birds, parrots can use their claws to hold food when eating.