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  Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)





Red-tailed Black Cockatoo | Calyptorhynchus banksii photo
This is a female. Note the yellow spots in tail (the male has red patches in tail).

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is a large black cockatoo. Male has red patches on tail. Female has yellow spots on the tail.

Size
60 - 65cm

Habitat
open forest

Food
fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, plant shoots and roots, grubs.

Breeding
nests in hollow tree. 1 white eggs

Range
Queensland, Northern Australia also south west WA.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Cacatuidae
Genus:Calyptorhynchus
Species:banksii
Common Name:Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Relatives in same Genus
  Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (C. baudinii)
  Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (C. funereus)
  Glossy Black-Cockatoo (C. lathami)
  Short-billed Black Cockatoo (C. latirostris)