This image of a mutation in a south-western red-tailed black cockatoo was captured by Rob McLean in Bunbury, Western Australia.
Recent reports have found that populations of yellow-tailed black cockatoos have declined across the east coast, but these resilient birds are establishing a new home in urban Sydney.
The oldest-known European depiction of an Australasian cockatoo has been discovered in a Holy Roman Emperor’s falconry guide.
DARREN HAMLEY is a coordinator of gifted education at Willetton Senior High School in Western Australia. Earlier this year he asked his students to plan an expedition to photograph every species of cockatoo in Australia. They researched the best location to see each of the fourteen species and planned the trip from beginning to end researching weather, equipment, camping locations and where to actually find the birds. All but one was captured— the Palm Cockatoo, which is isolated by floodwaters.