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Long-billed Black Cockatoos, also known as the White-tailed Black Cockatoos or Baudin's Black Cockatoos

Cockatoo Information

White-tailed Black Cockatoo or Baudin's Black Cockatoo


Male Baudin’s Black Cockatoo(Calyptorhynchus baudinii) The Long-billed Black Cockatoo, also known as the White-tailed or White-eared Black Cockatoo or Baudin's Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii) is a cockatoo endemic to south-western Australia, closely associated to moist, heavily forested areas dominated by Marri (Corymbia calophylla).

Natural Range of the Long-billed Black Cockatoo

The binomial commemorates the French explorer Nicolas Baudin.


Description

The Long-billed Black Cockatoo is about 56 cm (22 in) long.

It is mostly dark-grey with narrow vague light-grey scalloping, which is produced by narrow pale-grey margins at the tip of dark-grey feathers. It has a crest of short feathers on its head, and it has whitish patches of feathers that cover its ears. Its lateral tail feathers are white with black tips, and the central tail feathers are all black.

The irises are dark brown and the legs are brown-grey. Its beak is longer and narrower than that of the Short-billed Black Cockatoo.

The adult male has a dark grey beak and pink eye-rings.

The adult female has a bone colored beak, grey eye-rings, and its ear patches are paler than that of the male.

Juveniles have a bone colored beak, grey eye-rings, and have less white in the tail feathers.

One individual had reached an age of 47 years by 1996.

Long-billed Black Cockatoo, also known as the White-tailed Black Cockatoo or Baudin’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii)

Training and Behavioral Guidance:

As this species is rare and at risk of extinction, every effort should be made to place any eligible captive carnaby cockatoos into a well-managed breeding program to ensure their survival. If individuals of this species are not good prospects for breeding for whatever reason and you are considering it as a pet, the following should be of interest.


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Baudin's Cockatoo Taxonomy:

Genus: Scientific: Calyptorhynchus ... English: Black Cockatoos ... Dutch: Raafkakatoes ... German: Rabenkakadus ... French: Cacatoès noir

Species: Scientific: Calyptorhynchus baudinii aka Calyptorhynchus funereus baudinii ... Species: English: White-tailed Black Cockatoos, White-eared Cockatoos ... Dutch: Witoorraafkakatoe ...German: Weißohr Rabenkakadu ... French: Cacatoès à queue blanc de Boudin

CITES II - Endangered Species ... Distribution: Extreme South-west Corner Western Australia

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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