Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

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Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

Buy Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo Parrot Online USA. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is a large cockatoo native to the southeast of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish-black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band.

The body feathers are edged with yellow giving a scalloped appearance. The adult male has a black beak and pinkish-red eye-rings, and the female has a bone-colored beak and grey eye-rings.

The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short crest on the top of its head. Its plumage is mostly brownish black and it has prominent yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band. The body feathers are edged with yellow giving a scalloped appearance. The adult male has a black beak and pinkish-red eye-rings, and the female has a bone-coloured beak and grey eye-rings. In flight, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flap deeply and slowly, and with a peculiar heavy fluid motion. Their loud eerie wailing calls carry for long distances.

Habitat & Food:

Much of the diet comprises seeds of native trees, particularly she-oaks, eucalyptus, acacia, banksia. Seeds of trees and buds of elm.

Galahs make wonderful, energetic pets and, when trained with consistency, have a good talking ability. These birds have an affectionate and bubbly personality and are extremely popular as pets.  They’re very loving and affectionate birds which form a very strong bond with their owner and like to think of themselves as ‘part of the family’. However, they do like their privacy at times and are quite happy to simply be around the family rather than be handled all hours of the day.

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos naturally feed on the seeds of native shrubs and trees, banksias, hakeas and casuarinas, and the larvae that bore into the branches of wattles.
After plantations of exotic Pines, the cockatoos have now adapted to feed more often by tearing open pine cones to extract the seeds.
In SA they now feed on Allepo Pines that are a noxious weed and their preferred habitat, woodlands that have become extensively fragmented.
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos are easy to identify due to their large size and distinctive markings. They are the largest Australian cockatoo and are 55-65cm long. They are black with yellow patches and yellow panels in their tail feathers. These birds have a distinctive call that can be heard as they fly over the treetops.
They were known to gather in large flocks of up to one hundred. But now in many places
Research featured in the ‘State of Australia’s Birds 2015’ headline and regional reports indicates a significant decline for the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (and some other parrot species) in the East Coast.

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