I've heard people say that yellow-tailed black cockatoos bring rain. It was a very wet weekend when I finished this artwork, so I reckon that is true. If you've ever heard a flock of yellow-tailed black cockies flying overhead you'll know it is an unforgettable experience. Let this little guy remind you of those special times as he watches over you from your wall. 

 

A4 prints available only, unframed.  

 

Thanks to the Australian Musem for this information:

 

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo. 
Scientific name:
 Calyptorhynchus funereus

 

The Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo is one of six species of Black-Cockatoo in Australia. In recent years it has been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.

 

Identification

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is a large cockatoo. It is easily identified by its mostly black plumage, with most body feathers edged with yellow, not visible at a distance. It has a yellow cheek patch and yellow panels on the tail. The female has a larger yellow cheek patch, pale grey eye-ring (pink in males), white upper bill (grey-black in males) and black marks in the yellow tail panels. Young birds resemble the adult female, but young males have a smaller cheek patch.

 

Habitat

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo inhabits a variety of habitat types, but favours eucalypt woodland and pine plantations. Small to large flocks can be seen in these areas, either perched or flying on slowly flapping wings.

 

Distribution

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is found in south-eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia to south and central eastern Queensland.

 

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo with Banksias Fine Art Print

$65.00Price

    I live and work on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay respects to elders past and present. 

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