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;

  • Red-tail Nest Incentive Scheme

    The Nest Incentive Scheme, which offers a reward for the discovery of new nest sites of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, is again being offered to landholders and members of the public over the 2013-14 breeding season.

    From now onwards be on the look-out for nesting pairs! Nesting can occur year round, but typically begins from spring to mid-summer. To find out more or to report a nest please click here.
  • Annual Count 2014

    The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are calling on all interested volunteers to assist with the 2014 Annual Count for Red-tails. This year the count will be held on Saturday 3 May 2014 across the cockatoo's range in the South East of South Australia and South-western Victoria.

    To find out more please click here.

Latest Red-tail News

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Apr 23, 2014

BirdLife Australia and the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team are urging the public to get involved in this year’s annual count for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, which will be held on Saturday 3 May 2014.

Photo: Steve Bourne

Mar 14, 2014

The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Project will again be attending the 36th Annual South East Field Days at Yakka Park, Lucindale on the 21 & 22 March 2014.

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