We’ve had a flock of 35 yellow-tailed black cockatoos around for a week or so. They feed on pine cone seeds and the like, and they are big birds.
They have a loud, distinctive call, ascending and descending, which could be heard as a cry of delight. Hear it on the Birds in Backyards website here.
For some reason, a few decided to alight on the statue of Aphrodite/Venus in the front yard. Hence the title of the post (geddit?).
Sorry that the images are a bit fuzzy but I had to take them through a flyscreen. Plus they move fast!
So much for those small parrots in pet shops laughingly called ‘lovebirds’ – I’d rather have these!