Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos

Subject: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:18:06 +1000
This morning we stopped and watched a number of YTBCs in a tree just near where the bridge on the bikepath from Scrivener Dam to Weston goes over Yarralumla Creek. One of them was a juvenile being fed by a parent. Both the begging sounds and the feeding method were extremely similar to what we have observed in the past with Galahs, where the young bird's wings are partly outstretched and its head is shaken violently during the feeding process.

Nick Payne

On 12/07/14 11:16, Maurits Zwankhuizen wrote:
About 9 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos were tree-hopping along Fairbairn Avenue opposite Duntroon between 10 and 11am this morning.  Also a large congregation of about a dozen White-faced Herons on one of the sports ovals.
Maurits Zwankhuizen

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