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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus


A large juvenile cockatoo measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length.


Coastal heath


The juveniles have a thin crescent of yellow on the tips of their feathers. The adults are solid black everywhere except for their cheeks and tails.

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lori.tas 9 years ago

Thanks Yasser. A couple of Yellowtails were in my front yard yesterday eating the nuts out of pine cones. The trick is not to get hit by the cones as they chuck the empty ones out of the trees from 50-80 feet up (they're really heavy cones). I'd love to have gotten another photo then, but a black bird in a dark green tree and shooting against the sky is pretty hopeless.

Yasser 9 years ago

This is still one of my all-time favorite Noah photos. Had to "favorite" it!

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eulalia rubio 9 years ago


rld 9 years ago

Wow, nice shot.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2010
Submitted on Oct 31, 2010

Spotted for Mission

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