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Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 36762)
Resolution1400x933
ID36762
CommentThis pair came in to drink at the dam in beautiful early morning light. They usually display their colourful crest on landing so it pays to be ready. I missed the initial display while adjusting my shutter speed but was happy to catch the following action. One bird drank while the other kept a lookout. In this shot, the female (red iris and broad yellow crest band) keeps watch while the male drinks.
Standard edits with slight blurring of the background.
Keywordsmale, female, adult, behaviour/display
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