Sending this conversation out to the wider world as Philip suggested , thanks for your advice .
It is a female .
It would be a relief to know if it is surviving although I haven’t heard my local Black cockies lately .
And it may be of interest to some that the Pine Wind break at the western side of Palmerville will be removed as the CSIRO development progresses .
YTBC liked to hang around in there after the fires .
Begin forwarded message:
"Philip Veerman" <>
RE: [canberrabirds] Orange tailed black cockatoo
3 November 2019 at 10:49:16 am AEDT
"'Denise Kay'" <>
Ok, So then as I understand it, there is one escaped red tailed black cockatoo somewhere around Canberra. Then I suggest that you forward this message out to the
cog list, as others may well notice it. I think that is appropriate for you to do this, not me. Obviously the general reader is not likely to notice or remark on one YTBC. If someone described it to you as an Orange Tailed Black Cockatoo and you say
is a red tailed cockatoo, then it is probably a female Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, because they are more orangeish, whereas males clearly have a red patch on the
As to what they eat. I don’t know in detail. Obviously HANZAB will have that information and I am not going to retype it but whether those foods are available here
I don’t know. However if it has been aviary bred, it will surely be familiar with the usual captive cockatoo diet and hanging around with YTBC and other cockatoos, so may well find them and find appropriate food. But that is a guess.
From: Denise Kay
Sent: Sunday, 3 November, 2019 9:44 AM
To: Philip Veerman
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Orange tailed black cockatoo
Thanks Philip you are correct of course
There was one YTBC euthanised . The other one was described to me as an Orange Tailed Black Cockatoo .I should have checked my books …..It is a red tailed cockatoo.
When I looked at it yesterday that was obvious although quite a smaller bird than I expected .
Fire brigade attended this morning and bird flew away . I don’t know what they normally eat do you think it can survive out there ?
Doesn’t answer to its name ‘Princess’ .
On 3 Nov 2019, at 8:59 am, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
OK I will react to clarify. Just curious why “orange”. Although you did use
Do you mean yellow or do you mean red, or is this a strange domestically bred variant of either, and if so, which species?
There is an aviary escapee of the above bird in Giralang. Bred in captivity so quite vulnerable , YTBC from same aviary about to be caught to be taken to a vet to be euthanised because it also ‘escaped’ and was hit by a car . Licensed owner passed away a month
Just to let you know in case eagle eye thought we had a new bird in the area .
I hope it got off the ground & is as safe as it can be .