Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos and rain

Subject: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos and rain
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:54:02 +1000
That old belief about Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos being harbingers of rain persists. I know of people who swear it's true. The trouble is, they have to be somewhere in dry weather. I generally see them most days flying over my house, rain coming or not.

Winter flocks of 100-150 birds are regularly seen in the Blue Mountains NSW.



At 3:43 PM +1000 16/4/08, Evan Beaver wrote:
That's 18 inches of rain in the old money. Is it raining?

Apparently, for those that don't know, there was a belief among Aussie
farmers that black cockatoos flying over represented the number of
inches of rain that was coming.


On 4/16/08, John Layton <> wrote:
At 7:00am today I counted eighteen Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos flying over Civic (Canberra's CBD). They came from the west and appeared to descend into the Mount Ainsle/Mt Majura area east of the city area.

 > John K. Layton


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