Sunday, 1 March 2015

Glossy visitors

Late yesterday afternoon we had a pair of Glossy Black Cockatoos fly in for a feed on the ripe seed cones of one of the Forest She Oaks Allocasuarina torulosa in the woodland adjoining our orchard.

I am unsure if it is a male and female pair of two males as the female has some yellow markings which were not evident on either of the birds although there was colour variation between them.
Glossies are the smallest of the Black Cockatoos and range down the coastal area from mid Queensland down to Victoria particularly near the ranges and woodlands where their favourite food tree is found.
We don't have them visiting very often although our friends that have a property nearby that backs onto the hillside of the National Park see them quite frequently.