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p1130836The Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo is a cheeky character. This male (sex identified by the hot pink eye ring) is feasting on the flower buds of the banksia tree, a tree native to where I live. Behind it is a she-oak, another native tree the cockatoos fancy. Cockatoos tend to stick together, their loud cawking sounds pre-empting their arrival, and their arrival pre-empting rain. 

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P1130115An unusual angle of a young male (pink eye ring) Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. These lovely large noisy birds like to hang together and this ones mates were close by feeding on the banksia flowers in bloom along the sand line.