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;
Register for the 2013 Red-tail Annual Count!
This year the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Annual Count will be held on Saturday 4th May across the species range in the South East of SA and South West Victoria.
If you would like to take part please contact the Project Coordinator on 1800 262 062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more.
The 2013 South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Annual Count will be held next Saturday 4 May 2013. There are several sites still available so please REGISTER NOW to secure a spot.
Photo: Melanie Plummer
Have you seen a Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo lately? If so, the Recovery Team wants to hear about it!
Photo: Bob McPherson 2012
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