November 16, 2018 black cockatoo for sale

How to tell if Black-cockatoos are breeding

Prior to the start of the breeding season, pairs will ‘prospect’ for suitable hollows – both male and female will inspect potential nest hollows. The female will often chew the edges and inside of the hollow, to provide a fresh lining of woodchips in the base of the hollow. Looking for birds doing this, or spotting freshly-nibbled hollows lets us know that birds are attempting to nest in the area.

 

Males will display and make breeding calls to females at most times of year, but this is most often seen during the breeding season. When eggs are laid, the female is solely responsible for incubating them. So when birds are breeding, we usually see flocks of mostly male birds, as females of breeding age will be in tree hollows, sitting on eggs. Seeing flocks with a large number of male Black-cockatoos is an indicator that they are likely breeding nearby.

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