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6 Glossy Black-Cockatoo at Mount Ainslie

Calyptorhynchus lathami at Mount Ainslie - 2 Jun 2020

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Significant sighting

7 Jun 2020

Not recorded on Mt Majura since Dec 2014

Author's notes

Glossy black cockatoos (terrible photo). Red seen under the tail when in flight. All were feeding in a Allocasuarina before flying off

1 comment

natureguy wrote:
   6 Jun 2020
This is quite a significant sighting. I think the last ACT record was 2014. However they were recorded on Mt Jerrabomberra fairly recently. I think a likely cause is the extensive loss of coastal habitat in the fires, as elsewhere in their range they seem to be occurring further inland.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • True Chewed Sheoak cones
  • 2 Jun 2020 Recorded on
  • Ral Recorded by

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