Glossy Black-Cockatoo name

To: PETER MORGAN <>, "Philip Veerman" <>
Subject: Glossy Black-Cockatoo name
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:13:18 +1100
Hi all,

Regarding the glossiness of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo, when seen closely in good sunlight and at the right angle, the wing, body and tail feathers have a beautiful glossy sheen. You have to get a really good view to see it.



At 7:37 PM +1000 19/10/11, PETER MORGAN wrote:
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.


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 Sent: Wednesday, 19 October 2011 4:27 PM
 To: Philip Veerman
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 Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Parrots that harass raptors

 was it originally a "Glossy-tailed Black Cockatoo"?

 > Peter Morgan

Carol Probets
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780


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