Francis Duggan


Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo - Poem by Francis Duggan

To many they are known as yellow tailed black cockatoo
The big dark brown parrots known to some as weerloo
Shredding pine cones for their dark seeds them one often does see
In small flocks or family groups on a mature monterey pine tree
In a cavity high in trunk of an old tree the female birds does lay
One to two eggs of a palish white to gray
But only one chick to adulthood does survive
In Nature in most cases the weak have to die for the strong for to thrive
Of human kind they seem quite wary and shy
And they call out wee yu as they travel by sky
Quite familiar in their striking appearance and their wee yu like song
Once seen and once heard one should not get them wrong
To most people they are known as the yellow tailed black cockatoo
Though some do refer to them as the weerloo.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, February 13, 2017


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