images of australian wildlife

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

One solitary white Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo feeding happily in a Radiata Pine plantation alongside 299 of the usual black variety. The yellow colouring around the ears and in the tail is much as you see above; the overall yellow wash, thanks to a trick of the light on that heavily overcast day, is a little less vivid in the flesh than the picture incidates.

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus

Glenelg River, Vic

April 2006

Canon 20D

Canon 500/4

2.6° 500mm 400i

f/6.7 1/2000th