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Did You Bring The Preening Equipment? - Black Red Tailed Cockatoo

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), also known as Banksian- or Banks’ Black Cockatoo, is a large cockatoo native to Australia. This species was known as Calyptorhynchus magnificus for many decades until the current scientific name was officially conserved in 1994. It is more common in the drier parts of the continent. Five subspecies are recognised, differing most significantly in beak size. Although the more northerly subspecies are widespread, the two southern subspecies, the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo are under threat. Image taken at the Dunedin Gardens Otago. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 New Zealand July 2012
Did You Bring The Preening Equipment? – Black Red Tailed Cockatoo

The species is usually found in eucalyptus woodlands, or along water courses. In the more northerly parts of the country, these cockatoos are commonly seen in large flocks. They are seed eaters and cavity nesters, and as such depend on trees with fairly large diameters, generally Eucalyptus. Populations in southeastern Australia are threatened by reduction in forest cover and other habitat alterations. Of the black cockatoos, the red-tailed is the most adaptable to aviculture, although black cockatoos are much rarer and much more expensive outside Australia.

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