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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 11 years ago

Thanks everyone! It was pretty special. : )

Christiane 11 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Great bird and series!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

How lucky Shanna! He's beautiful :)

Sukaina 11 years ago

so cool!

ShannaB 11 years ago

You are lucky to see them regularly, Lori!

lori.tas 11 years ago

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

lori.tas 11 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 11 years ago

Fantastic series!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 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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