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Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo This large and raucous cockatoo came to rest as I was driving on a dirt road through the bush. Luckily the bird sat still for a few seconds although the glare behind the misty clouds made it hard to get clarity. Australia,Calyptorhynchus funereus,Geotagged,Summer,Yellow-tailed black cockatoo Click/tap to enlarge

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

This large and raucous cockatoo came to rest as I was driving on a dirt road through the bush. Luckily the bird sat still for a few seconds although the glare behind the misty clouds made it hard to get clarity.

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The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band.

Similar species: Parrots
Species identified by Calbost
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By Calbost

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Uploaded Feb 23, 2021. Captured Feb 23, 2021 09:09 in 215-229 Tableland Rd, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/14.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm