Redtail Black Cockatoo

Since 1991, these magnificent birds have been annual visitors to Toowoomba and surrounds in fluctuating numbers and for varying lengths of time. The availability of fruiting White Cedar (Melia azerderach) dictate their local movements but how and to what extent is unclear.

Let's collectively get a better idea on their annual numbers, daily patterns of movement and local distribution. How far east do they venture each year? Do they ever reach Ipswich and Brisbane? Provide the date and time, number of birds, exact location, and what they were doing e.g. feeding in white cedar, roosting, flying east.

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Olive Booth
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Redtail Black Cockatoo

Post by Olive Booth » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:35 pm

Tues 9th. Feb. heard birds at 10.35 a.m.
Wed.10th Feb. 4 birds flew over w to e at 6.50 a,m,
Thurs 11th Feb heard them about 5.45 a.m.
Thurs 18th Feb.4 birds at 10 a.m. behind Wheat research.More at 11.45 a.m.
Fri. 19th Feb. 6 birds Wheat Research 8.55 a,m going to Baillie Henderson.
27th. Feb. 8 birds flying over Gatton 6.15 a,m, East to west.
11 th. March 7 birds flying E to W over Gatton at 6.10 a,m,
1 st. April 4 birds flying over Gatton at 12.15 p.m. S to N.
12 th. April 6 birds flying over Gatton from S to N at 7.05 a,m,

Club outing 28th March at Grantham there were 50 birds in the trees at 6.45 a.m. when we were going to Gatton and they were still there after lunch when we were coming home but they flew off just after that, about 2.p.m.

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