Who are you said the Black Cockatoo?

Yesterday was the last day before we left Booderee National Park in New South Wales, to follow more of The Yellow Brick Road in Oz.

We have been seeing so many truly beautiful birds, but none of the vulnerable Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo, which is an enormous and very impressive cockatoo.

Yellow Tails are a vulnerable species, facing rapid population decline, due to habitat destruction and human predation, hence they they tend to be shy around people they don’t know

I had seen Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos here eleven years ago, but was packing my suitcase, resigned to not having a repeat experience, when I spied this one out my window.

I found my Wizard of Oz! And now, you have too.

Cheers to you from all The Wizards in magical Oz~

239 thoughts on “Who are you said the Black Cockatoo?

  1. You are in Oz! How fabulous. And you got to see a black cockatoo. Even more fabulous.
    We are in India and got to see (and photograph) a pied hornbill. I do so love these kinds of travel moments. Happy travels
    Alison xo

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  2. It makes perfectly good sense to me Cindy that you title him the Wizard of Oz. Not only does he look the part – wrapped as he is in his coat of dark feathers – but there in full view just for you to make your wish come true, as all worthy wizards do 😀

    Wonderful photographs of a wonderful wizard. Take care,

    DN

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