Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos monstering possum

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Subject: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos monstering possum
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 07:57:17 +0000
We were dog walking past the old parliament house rose gardens this
morning, and some SCCs were making a real racket in a Eucalypt, crests
raised and wings out stretched. At first I thought they were having a go
at each other, but then I noticed that they were harassing a brushtail
possum. They had the possum out as far as it could go along the tree
branches without falling off.

When we walked back in the other direction about 40 minutes later, both
SCCs and possum were still there in about the same location, but
everything had quietened down.

Short bit of video here, shot with my phone:

Nick Payne

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