Saturday, March 19, 2011

Calyptorhynchus funereus

A flock of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos have been feasting on the late summer fruit ands seed of trees in the area. They are much more welcome here than the noisy and raucous White Cockatoos that also come in large flocks at this time of year. Their contact call is a long drawn-out 'kee-ow'. Call in MP3. I surprised a small group of them in a tree just outside my front door. This one wasn't giving up the fruit it was eating and kept it in it's beak for later as it flew:

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