Cockatoo at Waratah-tree

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    I came to photograph this striking flowering Australian tree, he came for food.
    Everybody is happy in the land of paradise ;-)

    The bird: Cacatua galerita - Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    The tree: Alloxylon flammeum - Queensland Waratah, Australian rainforest tree, The tree is vulnerable in the wild, but luckily it can be found in Brisbane city and suburbs as a street tree.

    DarinAZ, victoria frank, Kiwitan, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. jemasmith 56 months ago | reply

      What a spectacular shot - move over Steve Parish!

    2. MargaretDonald 56 months ago | reply

      A spectacular bird and a spectacular tree, and aren't we lucky that they are everyday sights... Lovely photo, Tatters.

    3. Andy Burton Oz 56 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo Tatters

    4. Füzzy Mijmark 56 months ago | reply

      And the tree can be found in my backyard. That cheeky bugger of a cocky will tear half the flowers up for food and the rest for fun I'm sure.

    5. chris.diewald 56 months ago | reply

      What lucky people you are to have these spectacular sights in your backyard!

    6. Tatters:( 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you all!

      Giannandrea, I like your word 'unsurpassable'.
      jemasmith, what a compliment !
      DarinAZ, It still amazes me too... I have my camera with me 'cause I cannot believe my eyes sometimes! ...

      Fuzzy, you have the REAL Waratah (Telopea) in you backyard as well! As you know, the tree takes the name of similarity of this NSW floral emblem:
      Waratah (photo by ozymiles)

      Banksia, Telopea, Alloxylon - all from Proteaceae family

    7. Tatters:( 56 months ago | reply

      Chris, living in Brazil, you cannot complain !

      oh, yes, Fuzzy, they can do a lot of damage just for fun - like a naughty kids. I picked up the flowers under the tree and put in the vase at home.

    8. cherryblossom1 56 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous!
      Spectacular photo!
      kangaroo
      Seen in Only in Australia......

    9. victoria frank 56 months ago | reply

      Живая Мечта! Признавайтесь честно: Вы живёте в Раю? ;)

    10. Tatters:( 56 months ago | reply

      yes, in paradise. Thus I think that I am dead...

    11. victoria frank 56 months ago | reply

      Ой! Pardon moi..."богатый" русский язык оказался беден, для выражения моего восторга :-( Даже не знаю... Тридевятое царство подходит? ;-)
      А какадуша - действительно наша мечта! Пока из "австралийцев" у нас только розеллка (передаёт привет вольным собратьям).

    12. MDamianidis 56 months ago | reply

      i like how the cream/white colour of the bird is what stands out, rather than what you usually seen with people using a vibrant as the eye catcher

    13. Paul L Dineen 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for posting this to the group
      "Galleries: promote galleries" !
      .

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