How cute are these two Yellow-tail Black Cockatos?

Their "smiley" faces are sure to brighten your wall!

 

These birds are in special to Angela as she raised and rehabbed them.

 

Both portraits were taken on their last day in Sydney with Angela, same perch spot, 4 years apart, before they flew to Western Australia to reside at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary.

 

The 2 images were composited together.

 

The pair are getting on really well and Opal is always looking out for Yeti, they sit on the same perch and groom each other.

 

This image is a celebration of their union.

 

25% of sales from this print will go to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary.

 

Background story

Opal was found on the ground as a chick with no sign of her parents.

She was very sick & skinny and for the first 3 weeks we did not think she would survive. 

An infection in her foot joints meant that also for the first month she was unable to perch.

2 years on, she was finally given a clean bill of health, however she was too tame to be released back into the wild. 

Lucky for Opal she was invited to live at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo sanctuary in Perth, to be an ambassador for her species. 

 

Opal had been living at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo sanctuary for the last 4 years when suddently her mate passed away.  She became very lonely.

Luckily Angela had been rehabbing and raising a very sweet young male called Yeti.

 

Yeti suffered a coracoid fracture and bruised air sacs.  He spent many months in intensive care, but recovered well and can even fly, which is a miracle going on his extensive injurys.

 

25% of sales from this print will go to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Sanctuary:

https://www.blackcockatoorecovery.com

 

In the wild Yellow-tailed black cockatoos have a "vulnerable" conservation status in South Australia. 

Overall they have been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.

 

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos are not present in Western Australia.  Opal and Yeti are east coast ambassadors for their species.

 

 

Print Care

 

This print has been professionally printed on paper that has high archival qualities, is resistant to yellowing & moisture and is museum grade.


To preserve your photograph we recommend that you frame behind glass so the print does not touch the glass.
 

Opal and Yeti

AU$50.00Price