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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus


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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ShannaB 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! It was pretty special. : )

Christiane 9 years ago

Great shot... Did you see the damage his brothers are leaving on my place??

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Great bird and series!

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

How lucky Shanna! He's beautiful :)

Sukaina 9 years ago

so cool!

ShannaB 9 years ago

You are lucky to see them regularly, Lori!

lori.tas 9 years ago

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

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...

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4573, Queensland, Australia

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

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