Black Cockatoos

To: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>, "Cog line" <>
Subject: Black Cockatoos
From: "Overs, Anthony \(REPS\)" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:45:07 +1100

Geoffrey, how browner does the plumage look compared to an adult, and how much is this bird affected by your flash (assuming that the glint in his eye is flash)?


The guides say young ones have a grey eye ring, similar to an adult female, and the plumage is browner with the pale feather margins more prominent.


I remember delivering a road-killed YTBC to Dick Schodde at the ANWC. It looked like a young brown-ish bird to me. Dick, without even blinking, said it was a young male. I can’t remember how he picked the sex of a young one.




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From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Monday, 19 February 2007 10:34 AM
To: 'Cog line'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Black Cockatoos


This was a snap of the ‘begging young’ last week.  Apart from the noise, it can be distinguished by the relatively short tail.



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