The bird just wanted to clear the path for it to walk and the spikes were a hinderance to it.
Not everyone in the world are animal lovers, thus they employ various methods to keep the dogs out or birds from building nests in their trees. But animals are smart and devise ways of getting their work done. Recently, a young man came across a cockatoo who seemed to be a bit of a rebel. Isaac Sherring-Tito was walking down a street in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, and saw something spiky falling from above. Curious, he looked up and spotted a cockatoo taking off the anti-bird spikes that were installed with its beak so that it could walk freely. Who would've thought?
Isaac wanted proof of the rebel so he immediately started recording the bird that was making its way across the ledge and picking off pieces of the spike and throwing it down. It was quite amazing to see the bird make full use of its beak and feet to help with its mission. Apparently, this birdie is somewhat a local hero as well. After the story went viral, a Twitter user shared how this bird cons people. The tweet read: Heh. That wall is on Katoomba Street. This is the spot. He cons tourists out of their snacks just down the street.
People, as expected, had a lot to say about the smart bird. Quinten Lens wrote: Parrots are a lot smarter then some ppl might think. My lovebird knew how to use her mirror as a leverage to open the door of the cage. And also how to throw out the water bath... I was deff not pleased by that last one. Catherine Faustino cheered the bird on. She noted: You go, girl! It’s meannnnn to put anti-bird spikes... a bird gotta rest somewhere.. deal with it and the shits lol! In my opinion, you just a mean human to do this! Hope they shit on you!
The Nature Conservancy Of Australia says: "Four of the Australian species are predominantly white in color including the very familiar and spectacular Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. These noisy birds feed on berries, seeds, nuts, and roots. They’re equally at home in the city and in the bush."
Cockatoos are a family of large, long-lived and very noisy parrots. This explains why they don't really put up with any nonsense. Australia is home to 14 species with others also found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, and the Philippines.