Kee-ow, kee-ow

July 26, 2010

A mob of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos made their way past today. As well as the expected magpies, crows, mynahs, doves, &c., we regularly get kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, sulphur-crested cockies, and many others it would take a more competent birder than me to identify. But as with the flying feral peafowl, this was an event.  They came up the low-lying bushland in half-dozens or so, spent a few moments in the tall, vine-wrapped pine, then passed over our house, filling the air with this distinctive call:

Now that’s a twitch worth tweeting.

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One Response to “Kee-ow, kee-ow”


  1. […] marked by the annual passage of Calyptorhynchus funereus – beautiful creatures entirely irrelevant to that nasty short […]


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