Social Drinking

THREATENED SPECIES  - Winner

There was no wind and it was more than 30 degrees by 8am, so Baudin’s and Carnaby’s black cockatoos from the local flocks came down from the trees to the farmer’s pond for a social drink. A few also had a quick rinse before heading off to look for food.

Nannup, Western Australia

Canon EOS 1DX, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, 1/2500, f/2.8, ISO 200, handheld

Status: Carnaby’s black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris and Baudin’s black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus baudinii are both listed as Endangered.

by Keith Lightbody, Western Australia