Red-tailed Black Cockatoos

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Nothing a cockatoo likes more than those gum nuts. A flock got stuck into a tree across the road – some of the tree is still there!

The male has black head and black beak with a very bright under tail. The female is a duller black, with specks over the head and shoulders, and an orange black barred undertail.

 

 

The one getting cleaned up looks like a juvenile female.

IMG_9532IMG_9500IMG_9530IMG_9537 (2)Certainly weird looking critters, and the description of cacophonous falls well short of the noise.

Michael Monaghan

9 April 2018

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