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Observations - Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Images of the magnificent South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne provided by Bob McPherson. Bob has been observing the movement, feeding and breeding of this species over many years in the far south west of Victoria. 

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A pair of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos. Male (above with distinctive red tail feathers) and female (perched below - note barring on tail).

 

Female feeding chick.

Female Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo with chick nearing fledgling stage.

Hollows in River Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis provide the most favoured habitat for nesting, with 90% of recorded nest sites being located on private farmland.

Female Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo feeding young. Footage courtesy Bob McPherson.

 

 

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