Black Cockatoo

More birds! When I fed the ponies I noticed three Southern Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos (Zanda xanthanotus) low in a tree, seemingly not bothered by me, they’re usually pretty shy. Of course I didn’t have my camera! I went home, grabbed it and headed back down to them …

Male Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo (red eye rings, black beak)

They were busy ripping bark from a Wattle tree looking for wood-boring grubs, I managed to get a few close shots before they headed off up the tree.

Female Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo (grey eye rings, bone coloured beak)

Thanks for the visit, cheers from Tasmania 😀

12 thoughts on “Black Cockatoo

    1. There are also black ones with red or white on the mainland, but these are the only ones we have in Tassie. They have a very loud call but not as annoyingly piercing as the white ones.

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      1. Wow, so interesting! I just cjecked, Tasmania is about 150 miles from the the mainland. I suppose these birds could make the hop that that far.

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      2. You would think so easily. There are far smaller birds that migrate – like the Swift Parrot, maybe they’re lazy or just love Tassie too much 😀

        Thanks for learning about us!

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    1. I had my phone … no good for these though. I carry an old Sony RX100 III in my work bag and usually take my EM1 II whenever I leave the house – except on some quick trips to feed the ponies. It seems like the birds know when I don’t have it and tease me!

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