The battered cockatoo who became a global star in the wake of Cyclone Debbie has passed away.
Rescued by a Townsville Bulletin photographer on Tuesday, Debbie the cockatoo was found lifeless in her box on Thursday morning.
Debbie, who warmed hearts across the globe, has been buried in the same forest she was found in.
Debbie's story had previously captured the imagination of Australians who were slowly coming to grips with the destruction left by the devastating cyclone.
- with AAP