Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo

$28.00$58.00

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos naturally feed on the seeds of native shrubs and trees, banksias, hakeas and casuarinas, and the larvae that bore into the branches of wattles.
After plantations of exotic Pines, the cockatoos have now adapted to feed more often by tearing open pine cones to extract the seeds.
In SA they now feed on Allepo Pines that are a noxious weed and their preferred habitat, woodlands that have become extensively fragmented.
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos are easy to identify due to their large size and distinctive markings. They are the largest Australian cockatoo and are 55-65cm long. They are black with yellow patches and yellow panels in their tail feathers. These birds have a distinctive call that can be heard as they fly over the treetops.
They were known to gather in large flocks of up to one hundred. But now in many places
Research featured in the ‘State of Australia’s Birds 2015’ headline and regional reports indicates a significant decline for the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (and some other parrot species) in the East Coast.

Threats
Loss of habitat, for food and competition for nesting hollows, are the major threats to the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Predation of eggs by the Common Possums can also be a problem.

 

Size:

Tiny Toy 18cm

Small Puppet 30cm

 

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Description

General information about our animals

All our Puppets and toys are hand made from materials made in an environmentally sustainable.
All runoff from dyes used is contained and disposed of in an ecologically safe way.   All materials are fire-resistant and have been tested under a flame.

All patterns are drawn by hand first and then shaped into the three-dimensional shape that is meticulously worked with by producing many samples until the spirit of the animal is revealed and comes to life when it is used. (by the puppeteer!)
We deliberately use old methods of cutting the material by a small hand machine then sewn by hand and on machines both in Nanjing and In Melbourne.
This is achieved by a small group of women.

( see our History to see the development of Secret Gully puppets and Endangered Animals Australia)

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS      

 Whilst we are not perfect yet…

All our animals can be cared for with ease to break the cycle of buy and throw-away world of consumerism

We believe that children can and must learn to take care of their material world.

Learning to care for our animals will encourage them to take care of their surroundings at home and in the wider world.

All our animals can be:

  • Washed by hand or gentle machine wash…( in cold water only)
  • Successfully Brushed and combed to bring them back to life…
  • Repaired with a simple needle and cotton.

Additional information

Size

Large, Small Puppet, Tiny Toy

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