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:
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.
From: PETER MORGAN
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
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780
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