June 28th, 2018On this day in different years

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus banksii

Sitting up high today, this cheeky black cockatoo just could not get enough attention.

Partially hiding his beak and playing with a small leaf in the tree above, this bird was making the most of it.

The thing I like most about these birds is their coat, which reflects a blue tint from the black feathers.

We can also see here the large claws beneath the bird used to grip the hardwood trees in the area, they are very tough.

Eventually, a small child started climbing the tree to try to pat him, at which point he decided to move on.

These birds have quite a bit of intelligence behind them; and as a result, they have a lot of personality.

  • Current Location
    Northern Territory - Australia

Snake Eats Crocodile

Making news today on TV was an Australian Olive Python eating a crocodile, bringing a new meaning to the words eat or be eaten.

The Crocodile was sleeping in the sun when the olive python went out, strangled it, and then ate it.

The story was too good not to share with the LiveJournal readers this month.

Photographer; Unknown

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  • Current Location
    Northern Territory - Australia