“Foraging and Habitat Ecology of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo” - Jessica Rooke
Jessica will talk about her study where she has GPS tracked 10 Yellow-tailed black cockatoos to investigate their movements around the Sydney region.
Jessica is an honours student at the University of NSW, Centre of Ecosystem Science.
She has four main objectives to her study:
- To investigate their foraging behaviour and habitat use;
- To investigate variation in roosting locations and habitats;
- To determine effectiveness of how they have colonised the potentially inhospitable habitat of a city (Sydney) and;
- To engage citizen scientists to report sightings and behaviour.
This information is important for the long-term conservation of the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo population.
Project sponsors: Centennial Parklands
Project partners: University of New South Wales, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands
This is a talk not to be missed and we are honoured to host her.
Seats are limited, booking essential.
This event is part of "Feathered Friends" a group art exhibition dedicated to birds for Birdlife Australia's Nationl Bird Week.
Exhibition runs 17th-23rd October.
Special print by Leila Jeffreys.
20% of exhibition sales donated to BirdLife Australia.