Australia's Premier Avicultural Society - ‘Raising the Perch in Avicultural Education'

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Palm Cockatoos - A truly unique parrot

The Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) is the largest of the Australian Parrots. It is easily distinguished by its imposing beak, charcoal black feathers and red face patch. This rare and unique avian specie has adorned the Parrot Society of Australia’s logo since its foundation back in 1980. The Palm Cockatoo is also the chosen specie for the Parrot Society of Australia’s mascot known as Bamaga. The mascot was named after the township from which Palm Cockatoos are regularly seen in far north Queensland.

Upcoming General Meeting

Next Meeting, Saturday 18th June 2016, 2pm-6pm

For this meeting we will revert to using Parrot Supplies Australia for our General Meeting Venue at Slacks Creek (5 Westerway St, Slacks Creek, QLD) as the Lions venue is booked out on this particular date.

This will be followed by a free BBQ (Drinks not included) Non members always welcomed!

Please come along to show your support. Click here for more information

Brett Hancox - Currumbin Sanctuary

Brett Hancox - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Brett will talk about conservation and the breeding of Glossy Black Cockatoos.

Brett was born and raised in Melbourne, and moved to northern NSW in 2001.HeI started as a volunteer at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004, and have been a member of their bird department for the last 8 years. He have worked with a wide range of species, from small passerines to rattites, with a particular interest in cassowaries, grass owls and parrots.


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