13 July 2005

Black - Cockatoos bringing rain...

All the heath at Dee Why Head is bursting in buds.The day was very overcast, when right at the top of the headland a piercing bird call went through the surf. There they were, 3 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus). A large adult was calling continuously while two juveniles were crushing the banksia-cones. With their stately 55 - 65 cm in lenght, a banksia-yellow patch on the cheek and a lot of yellow in their tail they look very impressive. They are not a common site and have undergone dramatic decline since Europeans changed the environment here. They are now classified as vulnerable. Here are some nice images of it flying with food and there is also some audio of its calling.

Here is another nice image of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

2 comments:

MiR said...

Man steht mittendrin where the cacadoos feed MiR

MNLY said...

Es freut mich, dass es dir gefallen hat, MiR