Cockatoo Yellow Tailed Black

The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Zanda funerea) is a large bird native to southeast Australia, measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. It has a short head crest, mostly brownish-black plumage, yellow cheek patches, and a yellow tail band. The male has a black beak and pinkish-red eye-rings, while the female has a bone-coloured beak and grey eye-rings. Their diet includes seeds from various plants and wood-boring grubs. They nest in hollows of old trees at Bimbi and in Cape Otway.

Likelihood to see them: Not too common.

Where to see them: Nest at  Bimbi Park bottom block.

Time: Sunrise and most of the day.