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Bird Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)

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Henry Arthur Readford
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Scientific Name: Calyptorhynchus lathami
Common Name: Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Cacatuidae

Other Names:

Distribution: East cost of Ausralia

Habitat: open forest and woodlands, and usually feed on seeds of the she-oak

Field Notes:
The male Glossy Black Cockatoo is predominantly black with a chocolate brown head and striking caudal red patches. The female is a duller dark brown, with flecks of yellow in the tail and collar. The female's tail is barred whereas the male's tail is patched. An adult will grow to be about 46–50 cm in length.

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Thanks for the photos guys. One of my favourite native birds and the call is a ripper, very mournfull.
 

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The moon and the stars aligned to let me get a to-do done... here is some of the video I mentioned.

[video=youtube_share;sj4ggkfKrPs]http://youtu.be/sj4ggkfKrPs[/video]
 

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Great looking birds aren't they, thankx for uploading that video AussiePreppers great stuff,
I can say I've ever seen these guys up that close, but I did see a couple of gang gangs yesterday up close :D :D
 

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One of my favourite birds. They are so graceful when in flight
 
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