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Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 45103)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sat 27th Feb, 2021 and uploaded on Wed 3rd Mar, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1250
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ID45103
CommentAfter some experimentation with Tif file conversion, I gave this image a work-over and ended up with a preferred, lighter MkII version, which is also a bit more contrasty. I think these are two immature birds being playful during feeding; in any case their feathers appear quite new and little worn, which would not be the case were they two adult females just coming out of the breeding season. The south-western subspecies of Calyptorhynchus banksii seen here is called the Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (C.b. naso). It occurs west of a line from Albany via Williams to Gingin. A canopy feeder, it inhabits the more humid, wooded areas. Common in the hilly forests around Perth, it is increasingly seen in the southern suburbs, even the inner ones, where it feeds in remnant, seeding Marri and Jarrah trees.
EquipmentEquipment used: OM-D E-M1X Olympus camera body was used with the Olympus Zuiko 300mm f4 lens, all on a Velbon carbon fibre tripod with a Manfrotto ball head. FastStone software was used for viewing and selecting images, Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for resizing and cropping to approx. 190% followed by conversion to Tif, selective sharpening and general post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-in DeNoise was used for blanket sharpening and notable noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ was used for species distribution confirmation, supplementary data and colour checks; significantly, Johnstone & Kirkby ‘s (1999) study of ‘Food and feeding behaviour at Bungendore Park and Jarrahdale’ was consulted.
LocationKensington, Western Australia
Keywordsimmature, behaviour/display
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