Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos spotted near Kananook Avenue in the reserve recently.
black cockatoosYellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos feed on Australian natives including eucalypts or banksias. They feed on the seeds on banksias as well as cracking open the wood to eat the tree borers. This helps the tree. They breed between March and August in the north and between July and January in the south and nest in large tree hollows, high off the ground. One surviving chick stays with the parents for a few months learning from them until it is fully mature. Planting native trees in your backyard will encourage cockatoos to visit and feed.
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Thanks to Damon Anderson for sharing these delightful photos.

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