Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo visit our town every year for a few months in summer.

It’s Autumn now (though you would hardly have known it until a couple of days ago – average temperature of about 26 degrees celcius in the middle of the day – it is just starting to cool down at night now). Now these beautiful cockatoos have gone elsewhere – if you know whereabouts, tell me πŸ™‚

Here are some photos Andrew took a couple of months back. These birds are very smart and not too keen on humans (for good reason), so getting  a close-up shot is very difficult and those super duper lens are way too expensive 😦

Photos by Andrew Bryden 2010

14 thoughts on “Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

    • Hey, breathenoah – they do have the most raucous of squarks (you can buy a soft toy Red-tailed black cockatoo from the Australian Geographic shop – and when you squeeze it, you hear the squark – haha – made to annoy parents πŸ˜‰ ).

  1. I love them. I haven’t seen any in the good old Sydney urban jungle but we do see the sulphur crested guys a lot. Wow. What a sight. Makes me so happy just looking at the photos – I can’t imagine what it would be like to see them for real!

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