September news from Australian parrot breeding facility PPC PRIAM

September 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Gowland
September news from Australian parrot breeding facility PPC PRIAM
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The Black Cockatoos (Glossy Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami, White-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus baudinii, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus.b.naso) have all fledged their young, and are now flocking in a social flight with other parrots. This is the time when the parents teach their young about social dynamics. It can also be seen in the wild around Priam Psittaculture Centre, Research & Breeding (PPC R&B) as large flocks of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos move through the area frequently. The young are looking like ‘little characters’ with downy feathers still escaping from their heads.

This winter PPC R&B has experienced a very wet winter, stimulating the New World Parrots (South American Macaws, Amazons etc) into nest box preparation, as they appear to be loving the low pressure weather patterns.

Orange-bellied Parrots at PPC R&B and across the recovery program, are well underway into quarantine testing for breeding transfers and re-introduction into the wild this Spring.

PPC R&B have also recently launched ‘Priam Sales’ on facebook to complement our Priam Sale website at http://priamsale.com.au/

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Glossy Cockatoo at PPC (c) Daniel Gowland

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Orange-bellied Parrot (c) Daniel Gowland

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(c) Daniel Gowland

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Title photo: (c) Daniel Gowland, PPC PRIAM

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