Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos

Subject: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 11:03:10 +1000
Here in the Blue Mountains and NSW central tablelands, YTBCs form large
flocks in the extensive pine plantations around Hampton, Oberon and Newnes
Plateau. However, we also regularly see large winter flocks in native
heathland where they feed on hakea and banksia seeds (and other native
seeds). Each winter I see a flock of up to 150 or so near Wentworth Falls,
and just last week a friend told me he counted 130 on Narrow Neck near
Katoomba. They make a very impressive sight and sound when in those sort of



Carol Probets
Katoomba NSW

Max Boyd Richards wrote:
> In June and July we were regularly visited by flocks of between 30 -50
>YTBC's landing in the pines and cypresses that divide our paddocks and you
>are right Aaron it is an impressive sight

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