Glossy BlackCockatoo food trees

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Subject: Glossy BlackCockatoo food trees
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 10:44:33 +1100
Hi Birders,
Judie Peet asked if there were any refences in the literature of Glossy Black Cockatoos feeding on Casuarina cunninghamiana River Oak. A check with HANZAB makes no reference to such behaviour. As the seeds and the seed pod of River Oak are quite small this is understandable. There is reference in HANZAB to Glossies feeding on the seeds of C. glauca Swamp Oak, another tree with small seeds and small seed pods. Here on the Central Coast of NSW there are extensive stands of Swamp Oak but Glossies rarely ever are seen feeding on the seeds, preferring the more usual fare of the Allocasuarina torulosa Forest Oak, A. littoralis and A. verticulata.
I have not heard of Glossies feeding in River oak.
Alan Morris
records Officer, Birding NSW
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