the species that produced these feathers by scientific and common
names and give its range in the wild.
some confusion as to whether these feathers came from male and
female Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos (aka Banksian)(Calyptorhynchus
banksii, formerly magnificus) or from male and female Glossy Cockatoos
(Calptorhynchus lathami). The person that provided the feathers
says they are from banksii but they most closely match the description
of lathami to my eye. We received both answers from the entrants
of the contest in about an equal ratio, therefore, due to the
confusion, we will consider either answer correct and therefore
the mystery continues to a certain extent. What do you think?
The natural range of banksii in Australia is widespread near rivers
in the north and northeast and in the southwest with smaller populations
in central and in Victoria/South Australia. Lathami's natural
range is coastal eastern Australia and on Kangaroo Island.
to all who won 1999
BABY BIRD CALENDARS in our June Mystery Contest! Thanks also to
everyone who participated in the contest.
your luck in our new Mystery Feather Contest for July!