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: 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.
- Image: Chris Farrell
It is with great sadness that BirdLife Australia and the Recovery Team announce that the Annual Cocky Count for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, planned to be held on Saturday 2 May, will not be proceeding as usual this year due to COVID-19 safety measures.More
Feb 14, 2014