Breeding behaviour?

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Breeding behaviour?
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2009 22:37:23 +1000
Not sure if this is relevant, but I've seen the same behaviour a couple
of times between Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in their roost in Hawker over
the last few months. Like Geoffrey's observation, it was always around
dusk. Knowing nothing about courtship feeding, I had assumed that this
was parents continuing to feed particularly dependent young.

John Brannan

Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

In a street tree at dusk there was repeated feeding between an
apparent pair, both making the insistent begging call. Surprisingly
HANZAB says of G-g courtship feeding ‘not recorded in the wild’.

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