Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus

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'Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus'

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus funereus

[Public Domain] 4 Dec 2013 Dylan O'Donnell
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Personally unfamiliar with this species, I awoke to their rhythmic screeching thinking that a white cockatoo was dying. What a pleasant surprise to find these giant birds outside my window instead.

Although listed as least concern on the threatened species list, their numbers are declining.

Their scientific name funereus comes from their black plumage, as if dressed for a funeral.

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