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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Gympie has been visited by a large flock of Cockatoo's over the past week, my palm tree and the overhead power cables became a playground for these happy little show offs and they were not in the least put off by me and my camera
Please click on photos to enbiggen them, its worth the effort!!
These guys are Little Corella's sometimes known as bare eyed Corella's, one of the smaller varieties of Cockatoo, they are a close relative to the pink and gray Galah.
The flock visiting Gympie is a small one with only about 100 birds, the flocks in outback Australia can number in the thousands the raucous screeching of a flock this size is almost deafening.
They have a quite small white crest, a light pink tinge to their neck feathers and a yellow tinge under the wings.
They are noisy and love to show off with some spectacular acrobatic displays swinging from overhead cables by either their beaks or their feet.
They took a fancy to my Palm tree but did it no real harm, this is not always the case as they can be quite destructive to some of the trees they feed or roost in overnight
This photo shows a flurry of birds and wires
Not from the same day but I included it to show the lovely pink chest feathers of the Galah, the sight of a flock in flight wheeling from left to right, just because they can and they seem to know how impressive they look, is one of natures wonders.