FOOT IN MOUTH

GLOSSY BLACK-COCKATOO, CALYPTORHYNCHUS LATHAMI

STATUS: ENDANGERED

A female glossy black-cockatoo, noisily eating the seeds from her favourite tree – the Casuarina (sheoak). My first and last encounter with this elusive bird. Smaller than the other black cockatoos, this was a rare sighting, as they have disappeared from the Jervis Bay area. So privileged and honoured.

Booderee Botanical Gardens, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM, 1/400, f/5.6, IS

by Corinne Le Gall, New South Wales