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 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.
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With another new year comes the chance to get involved in the upcoming annual count for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. This year the count will be held on Saturday 3 May across the cockatoo’s range in the South East of South Australia and South-west Victoria.
Pair of SE Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos. Photo Bob McPherson.
Australian Designer Patrick McMurray supports recovery efforts through the design and sale of a luxury silk tie featuring the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
Photo: Patrick McMurray
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