Glossy Black Cockatoo versus Red-tailed Black Cockatoo at Burren Junctio

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Subject: Glossy Black Cockatoo versus Red-tailed Black Cockatoo at Burren Junction
From: "alan morris" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 17:30:15 +1000
Hi Birders,

I am not necessarily convinced that the black cockatoos seen by Bruce Roubin between Wee Waa and Burren Junction on 1 October 2006 were in fact Glossy Black Cockatoos. This is because Red-tailed Black Cockatoos occur between Burren Junction and Walgett , although mostly at the Walgett end. So either species could be present.

Therefore it should not be a question of location, rather, the identification should be based upon the description of the birds sighted and what they were doing. Glossies feed in the casuarina trees while in that area, Red-tails feed mainly on the ground. I wait to be convinced either way!

Alan Morris
Records Officer,
Birding NSW

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