YTBC Visit

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triker1
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YTBC Visit

Had a visit from 3 yellow-tailed blacks yesterday, one sat on our fence and the other 2 stayed up in the trees.

Owen1
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Lucky you. I am a big fan of these birds and the first one is a nice close up.

Cheers, Owen.

mrtattoo
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luv these birds, 1 of my favs......

if your happy when your birding, flap your wings.

Araminta
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Nice one triker. Those beaks are huge and powerful.First one is a nice female,(black eye), the others are males, (pink eye).I haven't seen any at my place yet. M-L

M-L

Meave
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I find this a bit confusing, does anyone know the reason some have white tails and some yellow? The Simpson & Day book I have calls the white-tails different from the yellow tailed, and one of the others hasn't got the white tailed ones mentioned at all. If anyone knows the diofference please tell me how to call them?

Meave

triker1
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Hi Meave, I believe the white-tailed black cockatoo is found in the south of Western Australia.
I remember reading somewhere that there can be some difference in the YTBC tail colour. The lighter colour in these pictures could be because of a combination of the setting sun and my camera. Also I took the pics through a window which might have something to do with it. It was only a few days ago but I can't remember how yellow their tails were (was too busy trying to take pics of them lol).
John

Meave
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Thanks John, yes I have also had a bit of colour difference depending an the sun's angle etc - thanks for clearing that up. I'm sure you would have noticed if they had really been white.

Meave

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I love these birds too. I run outside every time I hear one. A few times they have come to the giant candles banksia in the backyard

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