Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

The Long-billed Black-cockatoo is also known as Baudin’s Cockatoo. In its natural habitat it is confined to the south western corner of Western Australia. I have seen this species on only a handful of occasions on my last visit to that state. Sadly, this was in 1978, so we are well overdue for a return visit to the beautiful state of Western Australia.

The next best thing is to view these beautiful birds in a zoo – surely a very poor second, but still good. On our visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney last year we eagerly watched the Free Flight Bird Show, a twice daily introduction by the keepers to the birds of Australia. These cockatoos were on display after the show so that visitors could get a good, close up view of them. It also provided me with an excellent photo opportunity.

Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Long-billed Black-cockatoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

 

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