Black Cockatoos in flight

To: Youngs FamilyMail <>
Subject: Black Cockatoos in flight
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:51:02 +1000
>From many of the flights of Yellow-tails I see around here (just outside
Queanbeyan) if they flew any slower I think they'd fall out of the sky.
 They always remind me of films of WWII heavy bombers setting out on
missions, seeming to crawl across the sky.

Of course at other times (eg if a tasty pine plantation his in view) they
can get a move on, but I'd b reluctant to make a call of 'Glossy" based on
slow flight.


Martin Butterfield

On 12 June 2014 15:42, Youngs FamilyMail <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Does the flight of a Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo differ from that of a
> Glossy Black Cockatoo?
> The reason I ask is that I saw 2 Black Cockatoos flying over Neutral Bay
> yesterday morning around 8:30. I couldn't tell what type of Cockatoo they
> were, but I thought at the time that their movements were very slow. Almost
> too slow to fly.
> I remember thinking at the time that perhaps they were flying slower than I
> remember seeing Yellow-tailed Cockatoos fly, and if that was true, then
> perhaps they might have been Glossies?
> So my question is, is there any way to tell by the flight of a Black
> Cockatoo what type it may be?
> Regards,
> Mark
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