- 7th June,2010 3.30PM ish,Canungra,Queensland. Saw 5 birds together, same description as for this bird,the yellow cheeks,the black coat was shiny black like a crow,the tail feathers showed horizontal blackish stripes across the yellowowish area,but the bird was twice the size of the yellow tail as described on site,well over 600 cm [2 ft] maybe 3 foot in sitting position in heavy vine laden trees about 12 ft up. My home borders a sub tropical block,on Canungra creek,the birds were NOT noisy,No bird sounds or squarks etc,just the opposite,and the noise they made that attracted my attention seems to sound like trees rubbing together and I sighted bits of branch falling from the area where they were perched.Not good visual unfortunatly. They eventually dissapeared very quietley,I did not even sight them departing in flight. What were they if not the Yellow tailed?