black cockatoo

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The black cockatoos are one of my favourite birds, this is a male Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, they are more colourful than the female with their hot pink eye ring and darker beak. They are loud and cheeky birds and a lot of fun to observe and around here favour banksia flowers/seed pods like this one, and the needles of the she-oak visible in the background.

8 thoughts on “black cockatoo

    Lee said:
    July 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    What great photos!

      margosnotebook responded:
      July 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      thanks… wish i could have captured one in the tree but they favoured the nut strewn ground

    perthians said:
    March 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    The Aboriginals say that when you see these cockatoo’s it will soon rain. I live in the country and I must say it does rain a day or two after I’ve encountered them 😊

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 19, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      i have noticed the truth of this myself, whenever they are wheeling around rain follows

    brighamstephen said:
    March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Crazy pink eye and strange bill. Great composition of this shot with the bird peeking out. Thanks.

    aussiebirder said:
    March 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Love your posts, we do share some beautiful wildlife in Oz, we love the Yellow-tails they make a racket and a mess wherever they go. I love the way the males peer out from within the trees.

    northerndesert said:
    March 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    What an unusual bird. Wonderful photo. 🙂

    cindy knoke said:
    March 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I adore these birds and was so thrilled to see them! Love your captures!

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