Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)

The following is a photograph of a Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo feeding in a marri tree at the Wungong Gorge car park in October 1998, and of two sitting on a fence above a water trough south of Armidale in December 2001.

There are three races of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos in Western Australia.  The northern race is very common.  The race in the wheatbelt is fairly common.  The south west race is restricted to the marri / jarrah forest and is threatened.  It is most commonly found in the wetter forests.

Copyright Frank O'Connor 1997-2003 Visits Last Modified 5th June 2003