my latest obsession

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Female Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Resident and nomad in woodland and forest in south-eastern Australia

This one is a female cockatoo, you can tell by the grey eye ring and whitish beak. The males have a pink eye-ring and darker beak… you can see an adult male and a young male in the previous post Black Cockatoos – the Kings of the CoastThis one was eating the she-oak needles … or maybe she was extracting the sap inside? She-oaks, banksia and paperbarks are the predominant native trees in the area and provide plenty of nesting sites for these and other birds.

This picture was taken at Moonee Beach Nature Reserve which is a strip of coast incorporating beaches, headlands, woodlands and lakes north of Coffs Harbour on the east coast of Australia.

3 thoughts on “my latest obsession

    pandamoniumcat said:
    March 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    This is an amazing pic, I can see why it’s your favourite. Just love these cockatoos, I see them sometimes around our house, not very often unfortunately.

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

      they’re fantastic.. i haven’t seen them as much since the banksia flowers have finished, its autumn here now.

    margosnotebook responded:
    September 20, 2012 at 2:29 am

    One of my favourite pics … taken from my deck with the cockatoo in the closest tree … very accommodating.

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