Friday’s Feathers #10; Baudin’s Black Cockatoo

The Long-billed Black Cockatoo is reasonably common and, in flocks, unmistakeably noisy!

The flock to which this one belongs was feeding on the spiky seed pods of the imported Plane Tree.

Tearing the seed pod off the branch and holding it in one claw while pulling the outside from the pod to reach the nutritious seeds inside.

I was able to get within about ten metres of the tree but then they spooked, as they often do. They wheeled away as a flock and flew into a much higher tree and waited till I had moved away before returning.

In taking off, against a cloudy sky, there is a spectacular display.

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3 Responses

  1. Not so common here in South Texas. Glad you shared that with us.

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  2. Gorgeous photos!

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