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  Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)





Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo | Calyptorhynchus funereus photo
female Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo in Australia. It is eating Banksia integrifolia..

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo | Calyptorhynchus funereus photo
male Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo at Wamboin, NSW, Australia. The red eye-ring indicates that it is a male.

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo | Calyptorhynchus funereus photo
A pair of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flying at Edithvale Wetlands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo is a large black cockatoo with round yellow marking on ear. The tail has pale yellow panels. The male has dark grey upper bill and pink ring round eye. The female has a paler bill and grey ring round eye.

Other Names
Black Cockatoo, Funeral Cockatoo, Wylah

Size
63 - 69cm

Habitat
temperate rainforest, mountains, coastal eucalypt forest, woodlands

Food
grubs, seed capsules from hakeas, banksia and other plants, nuts, berries, plant shoots

Breeding
nests in tree hollow. Lays 1 - 2 white oval eggs

Range
south east Australia from near Rockhampton in Queensland down to Victoria. Also found in Tasmania.



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

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