Glossy Black-Cockatoos - field guide

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bobreidThursday, 24 March 2022 - 4:31pm

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

In the latest EcoNetwork EcoUpdate there was a reference with a link to a Glossy Black-Cockatoo count being held this coming Saturday 26 March. 

The South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo is at risk of population decline after losing many of its feed trees in the devastating bushfires of 2019-2020. Data collected during the Great Glossy Count will support vital bushfire recovery and conservation work by informing habitat management for these birds.

Glossy Black-Cockatoos can be found in North Arm Cove, particularly in the paper subdivision area where they feed on she-oak (Casuarina) trees.

Unfortunately registration for the Great Glossy Count has closed, but residents are encouraged to report sightings at the following link: https://birdata.birdlife.org.au/

The Great Glossy Count website tells you a bit more about the Glossy Black, and includes a map showing its distribution in Australia : Great Glossy Count | BirdLife

This website includes a detailed 28 page field guide to the Glossy Black. It contains detailed information on identifying the species, eating habits and food trees. To make it easy to access this guide I have appended a copy to this post..

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