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

    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.

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Jun 16, 2014

New guidelines have been developed for the safe observation and photography of Red-tails.

Photo: Bob McPherson

Jun 2, 2014

Back on the 26th of March this year I had the absolute pleasure to talk about our endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoos to some very enthusiastic students from Dimboola Primary School, which is located in the Wimmera between Nhill and Horsham in Victoria.

Year 3 students from Dimboola Primary School thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

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