Glossy black-cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami
Budawang National Park, NSW
In addition to being the rarest Australian cockatoo, the Glossy Black is also one of the quietest, making it incredibly difficult to find. Most cockatoos continuously announce their presence. The only sound that I heard from this species was the gentle cracking of Casuarina fruits and the rustling of leaves as the leftovers fell to the ground.