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 1500 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.
- Image: Geoffrey Dabb
The Communities helping Cockies project has funding to help South East landowners to plant trees and protect habitat for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.More
- Image: Bob McPherson
The Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are again calling on landholders and members of the public to help locate new nest sites of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (SERTBC).More
- Image: Rob Drummond
This year BirdLife Australia and the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team held a local ‘Look to the Skies’ monitoring event on Saturday 2 May to try and count as many cockies as possible.
Feb 14, 2014