Red Tailed Black Cockatoo.

Red-tailed-black-cockatoo_cropA female red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) sits munching on cedar tree seeds in Queensland.
Image Credit: Trevor Andersen
This week’s reader photo was taken by Trevor in Queensland.
Red-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) are raucous and noisy, and are often seen flying high overhead in small flocks, sometimes mixed with other cockatoos.
Adult males have a characteristic pair of bright red panels on the tail that gives the species its name.
When feeding, red-tailed black cockatoos bite off branchlets with clusters of seed capsules, then hold them with their feet while chewing and harvesting seeds before littering the ground with debris – and they do all of this almost exclusively left-footed!
Technical data:
Canon 1DX, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM, Manual exposure, 1/800, f 4.5, ISO 100.’
via Reader photo: red tailed black cockatoo – Australian Geographic.