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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Notes:

I shared several minutes alone with this beautiful bird on Emu Mountain north of Coolum. I was walking up the track when I heard it call out behind me. I turned around and went back a few paces, and there was this big black cockatoo feeding on seed pods in a burnt out area. What a thrill!! What a privilege!! The one other walker I encountered on this mountain said they are rarely seen there.

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10 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! It was pretty special. : )

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Great shot... Did you see the damage his brothers are leaving on my place?? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/124...

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Great bird and series!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

How lucky Shanna! He's beautiful :)

Sukaina
Sukaina 9 years ago

so cool!

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

You are lucky to see them regularly, Lori!

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

That would be "today", but probably tomorrow as well.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

These were at our place tomorrow, eating the pine nuts from the pine cones. Loud, destructive, and absolutely charming critters.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Fantastic series!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely series of seed-lover bird...

ShannaB
Spotted by
ShannaB

4573, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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