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Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day Summaries  

 

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is listed as a threatened species in Queensland and the eastern subspecies Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami is distributed throughout south-eastern Queensland (SEQ). The status of the SEQ population is difficult to determine as the species is cryptic in its behaviour and use of natural habitats such that despite a number of agencies maintaining databases for many years there is still little knowledge of the estimated population size and distribution of the species in the region. To address this shortcoming, the Glossy Black Conservancy initiated the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Days in 2009. Summaries of previous regional Birding Days are shown here (latest first).

2013 (May)

Region

Observers

Cells Surveyed

Birds Seen

Ad M

Ad F

Ad Unk

Juv M

Juv F

Juv Unk

Gold Coast

32

41

22

9

5

4

0

0

1

Brisbane

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Scenic Rim

40

32

55

13

12

23

0

0

7

Sunshine Coast

42

47

49

24

21

0

1

0

3

Moreton Bay

8

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Logan

14

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Redland Bay

16

15

4

2

2

2

0

0

0

Tweed

33

37

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Totals

187

186

132

49

41

27

1

0

11

Ad M = Adult male; Ad F = Adult female; Juv M = Juvenile male; Juv F = Juvenile female; Unk = Unknown

2012 (October)

Region

Observers

Cells Surveyed

Birds Seen

Ad M

Ad F

Ad Unk

Juv M

Juv F

Juv Unk

Gold Coast

46

53

11

4

4

3

0

0

0

Brisbane

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Scenic Rim

12

16

10

5

3

2

0

0

0

Sunshine Coast

26

45

35

7

7

0

2

0

3

Moreton Bay

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Logan

13

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Redland Bay

17

15

13

6

4

2

0

0

1

Byron

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tweed

27

35

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

146

179

69

22

18

7

2

0

4

Ad M = Adult male; Ad F = Adult female; Juv M = Juvenile male; Juv F = Juvenile female; Unk = Unknown

2011 (May)

Region

Observers

Cells Surveyed

Birds Seen

Ad M

Ad F

Ad Unk

Juv M

Juv F

Juv Unk

Gold Coast

35

29

17

4

2

10

0

0

1

Brisbane

11

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Scenic Rim

28

26

25

13

3

8

0

0

1

Sunshine Coast

41

26

44

14

14

11

0

0

5

Moreton Bay

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Logan

8

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Redland Bay

12

5

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Byron

10

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tweed

37

42

10

2

2

3

2

0

1

Totals

187

156

99

34

22

33

2

0

8

Ad M = Adult male; Ad F = Adult female; Juv M = Juvenile male; Juv F = Juvenile female; Unk = Unknown

2010 (October)

Region

Observers

Cells Surveyed

Birds Seen

Ad M

Ad F

Ad Unk

Juv M

Juv F

Juv Unk

Gold Coast

44

44

9

5

4

0

0

0

0

Brisbane

24

16

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Scenic Rim

26

28

32

9

9

7

1

0

6

Sunshine Coast

64

45

48

13

11

18

0

0

6

Moreton Bay

7

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Logan

36

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Redland Bay

16

16

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Byron

16

15

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

Tweed

63

63

11

3

3

1

2

2

0

Totals

296

259

106

33

30

26

3

2

12

Ad M = Adult male; Ad F = Adult female; Juv M = Juvenile male; Juv F = Juvenile female; Unk = Unknown

 


 Birding Day 2014

 

Glossy feeding
Source: Alan Rash

 

Glossy Black Pair
Source: Marg Eller

 


Source: Guy Castley