Heading Home to Roost by Biggzie
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Red Tailed Black Cockatoos heading home to roost at sunset.

Taken near Strathdownie, Victoria, Australia

With an estimated population of about 1000 birds, the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is in danger of extinction.
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos are specialist feeders, relying almost entirely on the seeds of Brown and Desert stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri and E. arenacea) and Buloke trees (Allocasuarina leuhmannii).Clearing of these feed trees is considered to be the main threat to long-term survival of Red-tails.
Only about 2% of buloke remains across the Red-tails range. The birds move to Buloke areas in late summer and autumn to feed on the seeds.
Red-tails nest in deep hollows that have formed in very large, old eucalypts. Some of these trees are more than 200 years old. Many nest sites are in farming paddocks in dead trees where they havent been cleared. Extensive agricultural land clearing has put presure on nest sites, legislative changes have been introduced to protect these trees.

for more infomation see www.redtail.com.au

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Comments

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonalmost 7 years ago

    Perfect image, love there shapes & composition.

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonalmost 7 years ago

    Perfect image, love there shapes & composition.

  • Biggzie
    Biggzieover 6 years ago

    Thanks Glen

  • AdamDonnelly
    AdamDonnellyabout 6 years ago

    I love watching these birds in flight. Great shot!

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 6 years ago

    Well shot and congrats on being featured on the front page of Aust. Wildlife. I always think these black cockatoos look prehistoric in flight, so slow and majestic …

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesover 4 years ago

    1 Day 14 Sept

  • Magaret, Has something funny happened to the Topshelf group?
    I just got notification that this image has been accepted, but it was accepted over a year ago, & another image has been rejected which was accepted ages ago too.

    – Biggzie

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Wow Not Top Shelf, RB! It was under moderation, I did it myself! Weird isn’t it!

  • Yeah, it was a RB thing, because Ive had 3 images do the same thing all at the same time

    – Biggzie

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