This image explores the dilemma Carnaby's black cockatoos face when they return to their breeding grounds in search of suitable tree hollows.
Hollows form in trees over 100 years old. To be suitable the hollows need to be large and long enough as well as being within 2 km of a water source and within 6 – 12 km of food sources.
Carnaby’s will adapt and consider other hollows if they cannot find their dream one, but that is not easy as hollows are considered “hot property” between the different species of cockatoos and parrots which all compete for hollows during breeding season.
Carnaby's Black cockatoos are classified as endangered and are only found in the southwest of western Australia. This decline has been mainly caused by a loss of habitat and breeding sites from ongoing clearing of native vegetation since the 1950s.
This image is part of BirdLife Australia Bird Week exhibition.
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