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;
- Stringybark seedlings grown by Portland North Primary School Students. Picture Mel Holtz
Last week students from Portland North Primary School participated in an in-classroom seed collection activity to collect seed for a school revegetation project for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.More
Australia’s birds are delightful—whether they’re gliding through the sky, splashing around in a birdbath, or whistling a song outside your window in the early morning, their beauty is inspiring and their antics truly charming. And with the 2015 BirdLife Australia wall calendar now available you can enjoy them in your home all year long.More
Feb 14, 2014