Glossy Black cocktaoo

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Subject: Glossy Black cocktaoo
From: "Brian Everingham" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 06:14:57 +1000
Hi all
Given their rarity I should report that my party of bushwalkers saw two
Glossy Black Cockatoos on the ridge line below Evans LO at Blackheath in the
Blue Mountains yesterday. We had just emerged from a stand of Grey Gum and I
heard them. They flew past and when we got to the point where they were
feeding  and we were not surprised to see two small allocasuarinas in a
drier strip of the ridge, with seed cones stripped and scattered around the
These birds are seen regularly in the Blue Mountains. I have seen them on
Mount Solitary and along Breakfast Creek before. However they rarely seem to
be in large flocks like the Yellow Tailed Black Cocktaoo and I have only
ever seen them feeding on allocasuarinas. They must vary their diet some way
but this is the limit of my obversations in the Blue Mountains at least.
The rest of the day was devoted to walking. It was a grey sky and dreadful
light and I was not carrying binoculars. However the Gang Gang Cockatoos are
around as well ...and there were lots of various unidentified honeyeaters
moving through.
Brian Everingham
PS Judy.... if you are still on this list ... Looking forward to getting
back to Goonoo in May for the State Council meeting and inspection. Perhaps
we will do better with the mallee fowl this time and not just see the active

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