yellow-tailed black cockatoo

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This yellow-tailed black cockatoo was loving the banksia pods that were still covered in nectar from the flower stems that had recently fallen off, it looks something like a cob of corn now. The birds are common around here (far north coast of New South Wales) and love to rest and eat in the banksia trees. They are large birds, this one is about 70cm, and the pink eye-ring and dark grey bill identify him as a cheeky male.

4 thoughts on “yellow-tailed black cockatoo

    cindy knoke said:
    December 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    The pink eyes are wonderful!

      margosnotebook responded:
      December 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      and i love that their on the males!

    The Jagged Man said:
    December 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful birds that live in your neck of the woods. Great capture!

      margosnotebook responded:
      December 22, 2012 at 5:46 am

      Thanks! With summer I have to get up very early before they go into hiding and have been a bit lazy lately … its 6.45am and I can hear many beautiful songs over the hum of cicadas and heading out now before they vanish with the heat.

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