Re: birding-aus Glossy Black Cockatoo Documentary

Subject: Re: birding-aus Glossy Black Cockatoo Documentary
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 00:18:24 +1100
I thought it was great, too. Especially when you consider the time and
patience it must have taken to get the young bird's first unsteady flight
from the nest, filmed from both inside the nest box and outside with the
camera panning to follow the bird's flight. Truly memorable. And for the
first time ever I could see where the name "Glossy" comes from, with the
shine on the feathers apparent in the extreme close-ups. I really thought
it must have been a misnomer before, only having seen them from more of a
distance and in less ideal light conditions.

There are also some nice photos and an article on these birds (which I
haven't had time to read yet) in the latest Summer issue of Nature
Australia magazine.


Edwin Vella wrote:
>    Watched a fantastic documentary called "Saving the Glossy  Blacks" on
>channel 9, 7 pm Sunday (Sydney). It was based on the vulnerable  Glossy
>Black Cockatoo population on Kangaroo Island in SA. It showed footage of
>a pair nesting in a man made nest box and later a nice young fledgling.
>After  watching this show, one may never forget the distinctive call of
>the Glossy  Black when encountering this beautiful cockatoo in the field.
>  Edwin

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