Tracking Yellow-tailed black cockatoos

Rare birds: project tracks wild yellow-tailed black cockatoos for the first time

Jessica Rooke has had a spectacular start to her honours project with successful trapping and attaching solar-powered GPS tracking devices to 6 male and 6 female Yellow-tailed black cockatoos. One of the aims of the project is to study the birds' foraging behaviour, habitat preferences and roosing locations, and examine how well they have adapted to the urban environment. The findings will be used to determine whether there is a need for a conservation program.  

Read the Sydney Morning Herald article on the project Rare birds: project tracks wild yellow-tailed black cockatoos for the first time   by Kim Arlington

Project: 
Foraging and Habitat Ecology of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Research Programs: 
Threatened Species
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