Glossy Black-Cockatoo name

To: "Philip Veerman" <>
Subject: Glossy Black-Cockatoo name
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:37:09 +1000
yeah, g'day Phil

While I don't like to clutter up Bird-Aus, just to clarify, I mean that maybe 
the red panels are/were the "glossy" part referred to.  I have no basis for 
this other than that is how i've always thought it went. Certainly there is 
nothing "glossy" about the rest of the bird.

On 19/10/2011, at 4:41 PM, Philip Veerman wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> Maybe. It would add some odd consistency to Red-, Yellow- and White- (as
> the other ones were called). I have not come across that name. If so, it
> adds an idea but I may still wonder why would someone think its tail was
> glossy. Or indeed any part of it. HANZAB comments that this species
> differs in appearance from the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo by (among
> several things) not being glossy. I wonder if the names ever got
> confused and switched. 
> And yes Donald wrote to me, not surprisingly, that his spelling was just
> a "careless placement of a hyphen" and no renaming intended. Either way
> I thought the name is worth commenting on.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2011 4:27 PM
> To: Philip Veerman
> Cc: 'Donald G. Kimball'; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Parrots that harass raptors
> was it originally a "Glossy-tailed Black Cockatoo"?
> Peter Morgan


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