Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo (Calyptorhychus funereus)

The Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo is still fairly common along the coast and forested ranges of southeastern Australia. Often seen around Canberra, regenerating pine forests are a magnet for flocks of these birds as they have a special liking for pine cones. They will also dig beetle grubs out of trees. The last clip in this film shows a family group. The female is on the left, the male (with red eye ring and dark beak) on the right. In the middle is a juvenile bird, still learning the ropes with its parents. These long-lived birds may not breed every year. Closely related with the Carnaby’s black Cockatoo of western Australia.

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