Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

Red Tailed Black Cockatoos - Calyptorhynchus banksii

The Northern Territory is home to many birds, some of them are extremely rare. Some have even become the faces of conservation efforts and icon of the Australian Outback. Here we have a couple of black cockatoos who are resting in a Red Gumtree.

Red Gumtrees produce hollows that these birds require to nest in. The NT previously had planted over 10,000 in the local area about 30 years ago to help combat the effects that humans had on the region. Now, these large birds have a permanent home.

Today we had excellent sunlight to help with the difficult process of photographing a black bird in bright light. Thankfully these two were co-operative and moved into an area free of shadows to make a perfect photograph. The green leaves, and the blue sky help a lot in this photograph.

Tags: calyptorhynchus banksii, red tailed black cockatoos
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