There are 5 subspecies of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo in Australia. The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) is only found in south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria. With an estimated population of about 1400 birds, the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is in danger of extinction.
This website relates specifically to the South-eastern subspecies. In this website you can find out about efforts to save this beautiful but endangered bird. Look at pictures of the bird, get general information on where it lives and what it feeds on, and view Red-tail Newsletters. You can record your own sightings of Red-tails and find out about the various activities that you can become involved in to help secure a healthy future for this magnificent bird.
We suggest you start with the description information section of the biology page, this includes a map of the range of the bird;
This year 1064 South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo’s were counted by over 120 volunteers across the cockatoos' range in the South East of South Australia and South-West Victoria as part of the annual count.
For more information and results from this year's count please click here.
The south-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is one of the region’s most iconic endangered bird species. Covering a range of around 18,000km2 from Nelson to Little Desert National Park in South West Victoria and from Mount Gambier to Keith in South Australia, the cockatoo has captured the attention and heart of many local communities, paving its way as one of the most well-known flagship species in the region.
Photo Wayne Bigg
Incentives are again been offered to landholders and members of the public for the discovery of new nest sites of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
Photo: Bob McPherson
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