Sal Badcock Studio & Gallery, Mission Beach
11 April 2003
These striking black birds are the largest cockatoo (49 - 68cm in length with a wingspan of 70 - 100cm), the male is slightly larger than the female and has a longer beak. They are the only members of the cockatoo family with totally dark feathers.
Social activities include several birds congregating at certain meeting places (perches in trees) during the early morning for joint displays. The males have been found to use sticks or other similar objects (eg bones) to drum on tree trunks and branches in courtship display. Males have been observed spending a great deal of time fashioning sticks into drumming sticks.
acrylic on board
122 x 92 cm
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