New field guide: South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo

A new guide, produced by Birdlife Australia and the Glossy Black Conservancy will support citizen scientists to collect data on South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoos.

Glossy Black-Cockatoos, also known as Glossies, are threatened by bushfires, droughts, and clearing, urban development, and inappropriate planned fires. Data about Glossy Black-Cockatoo flocks and feed trees are important for informing work to protect them from these threats.

The guide covers how to identify the bird, how to tell the sex and age of the bird, how to identify different species of she-oaks in each region and how to recognise evidence of Glossies feeding on those trees.

The 28 page, full-colour guide contains beautiful imagery of Glossy Black-Cockatoos and their distinguishing features. It provides insight into the behaviours of these birds and the best time to spot them in the wild.

While the field guide was developed to support citizen scientists participating in the Great Glossy Count it will be an invaluable resource to anyone keen to learn more about the bird and contribute to a national dataset about the species.

You can download the guide here or contact our office for a hard-copy version.

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