For Parrot-lovers like us, the most heartwarming birds in Taronga’s Free-flight Bird Show were the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii). The attractive yellow spotting on the females, their irregularly barred red / orange / yellow tail panels, and their (easier to photograph!) slow loping flight made them our favourites. So no apologies for the number of pictures.
Their low flying over the heads of the crowd in the amphitheatre was a delight…:
…But when they took to the skies for the finale, to wheel and screech high overhead, they were even more impressive, and beautiful: