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Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

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About the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Also known as: Banksian Cockatoo, Banks's Black Cockatoo, Black Cockatoo, Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is a large species of Cockatoo native to parts of Australia. They live across the continent in dry habitats, especially across the northern half.

The male Red-tailed Black Cockatoo has mostly black plumage, with two bright red panels in the tail. Females have yellowish orange striping across the chest and tail and other splashes of color on the cheeks, wings, and underparts.

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is considered Endangered, with certain subspecies in more trouble than others. They face habitat loss and illegal smuggling, among other challenges.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 October 2012
Scientific Name Calyptorhynchus banksii
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Calyptorhynchus
  • C. banksii
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 January 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
24 inches
21 to 32 ounces
Range Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 红尾凤头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • kakadu havraní (Czech)
  • Rødhalet Ravnekakadu (Danish)
  • Roodstaartraafkaketoe (Dutch)
  • punapyrstökakadu (Finnish)
  • Cacatoès banksien (French)
  • Rabenkakadu (German)
  • Cacatua nero codarossa (Italian)
  • アカオクロオウム (akaokurooomu) (Japanese)
  • Rødhalekakadu (Norwegian)
  • zalobnica rudosterna (Polish)
  • Рыжехвостый черный какаду (Russian)
  • Rødhalet Ravnekakadu (Spanish)
  • Rödstjärtad sotkakadua (Swedish)

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