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;
The 2013 South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Annual Count was held on Saturday 4 May. This year a total of 1118 birds were counted by over 130 volunteers in stringybark forest across the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria.
To find out more please click here.
The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia have secured more funds to extend the 'Kids helping Cockies' Project over 2013-14. This will see a continuation of our work with local schools to grow stringybark for Red-tails.
Tenison Woods College Studens planting stringybark seed.
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