Friday, July 11, 2008

And the colour is....... black

Another photo challenge seen at The Snapery but originally from here.


Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.



The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is a large (55 - 65 cm) cockatoo. It is easily identified by its mostly black plumage, with most body feathers edged with yellow, not visible at a distance. It has a yellow cheek patch and yellow panels on the tail. The female has a larger yellow cheek patch, pale brown bill (grey-black in males) and black marks in the yellow tail panels. Young birds resemble the adult female, but young males have a smaller cheek patch.

13 comments:

Willow said...

Great photo. I was going to ask where you would find a cockatoo and then I saw you are from Australia. I lived in Papua, Indonesia for about 10 years and we had lots and lots of white cockatoos but I never saw a black one.

Sara said...

Greetings from California...What a beautiful bird he is! A great choice for Project Black.

Paul Nichols said...

Pretty bird. I didn't realize they grew to that size. Nice picture.

Janet said...

look at all the bokey in that shot! Purty!!!

Janet said...

hahaha that would be bokeh ;-)

quilldancer.com said...

Gorgeous! I had never seen a black cockatoo. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

Haven't seen a black one before...glad PB had you share this one!

Ivanhoe said...

Never saw a black cacatoo before. Very pretty indeed!

Shadow said...

what a beautiful one. i have never sees a black one. i didn't even know they existed. thanks for enlightening me.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a unique bird! Is he upset or are his feathers always ruffled like that? Great shot!!!

CG said...

What a beautiful bird. Very unusual.

Dianne said...

love his ruffled feathers, gives him such personality

lovely photo

Raven said...

What a gorgeous shot! Love his cresty hairdo.