Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 October 2012
Scientific Name
Calyptorhynchus banksii
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Calyptorhynchus
  • C. banksii
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 30 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
24 inches
21 to 32 ounces

International Names

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