Possibly glossy black cockatoos in Mugga Way

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Subject: Possibly glossy black cockatoos in Mugga Way
From: Martin Gascoigne via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:29:00 +0000
Just before 11 am yesterday (Sunday) my wife thinks she saw a pair of glossy 
black cockatoos in a  casuarina in a garden on the corner of Mugga Way and 
Flinders Way, opposite the Canadian High Commissioner’s residence. Smaller than 
the usual black, did not see any yellow (or red), no yellow around its head. 
Wider, stubbier tail  than yellow tailed black, a large bill. Not a conspicuous 
crest.  Wrong shape for a gang gang. Naked eye observation, but with two other 
walkers to confirm. Glossy black is the closest candidate from pictures in 
CSIRO’s Australian Bird Guide.
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