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Calyptorhynchus lathami

1 Glossy Black-Cockatoo at suppressed

Calyptorhynchus lathami at suppressed - 16 Sep 2022
Calyptorhynchus lathami at suppressed - 16 Sep 2022
Calyptorhynchus lathami at suppressed - 16 Sep 2022
Calyptorhynchus lathami at suppressed - 16 Sep 2022
Calyptorhynchus lathami at suppressed - 16 Sep 2022
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Identification history

Calyptorhynchus lathami 17 Sep 2022 plants
Calyptorhynchus lathami 17 Sep 2022 LisaH

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I noticed three pairs of glossies relatively close together (within 300m of each other?) chewing allocasuarina or sunning themselves after the rain. I walked on, then heard loud glossy calling from several birds - different to what I had heard previously. I turned and saw one, two, then three glossies glide just above the trees, then gracefully, cleverly, weave their way through the thickets. One landed on the bough of a tree in the sun, not too far away from me. When I trained the camera onto this one, I was surprised and delighted to discover it was a newly fledged glossy black cockatoo!! I discovered that I had photographed the parents just minutes before they flew off and came back to the same spot with their little one. The mother is photo 5. The fledgling chewed bark on the tree, and balanced awkwardly on the bough, then cheekily flew off, with the parents calling to it, and the young one answering. There is a first time for everything, and this is something that I am excited and grateful for - right time, right place.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 7 Abundance
  • 16 Sep 2022 09:22 AM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site

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