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Baudin's Black-Cockatoo

Baudin's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 37967)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sat 16th Sep, 2017 and uploaded on Sat 4th Jan, 2020 .
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ID37967
CommentIn the years 2009 to 2017, each early spring, a flock of Baudin’s Black-Cockatoos visited my front garden to feed on the blossoming bottle brush tree there. Closely associated with the tall eucalypt forests of southern WA, the Baudin’s Black-cockatoo (Long-billed) might be living on borrowed time. Endemic to WA and restricted to the South-West, threats here include clearing of forest and the loss of habitat leaving fewer 100 year old nesting trees with suitable, vertical hollows. During breeding season this black-cockatoo feeds especially in marri trees, and as my area still has many of these trees around, we are blessed with the seasonal presence of these beautiful black-cockatoos, though they have not shown up in my garden for the last two years. Kelmscott, WA; GPS. Status: Endangered
EquipmentNikon D3S camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens. Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head. Camera Settings: Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority f6.3/shutter speed 1/800s, EV+0.3 & ISO-1600. Centre Weighted Metering Mode, Focus Mode: AF-C. Picture Control: ‘Vivid’ Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2019; Topaz Pro plug-ins for sharpening and noise control. Slater’s ‘Australian Birds’ for colour check.
LocationKelmscott; GPS, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, feeding/with prey, adult
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