Short-billed Black Cockatoos

The Short-billed Black Cockatoos Calyptorhynchus latirostris – also known as Large Black Cockatoos or Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos – is endemic to south-western Australia. They are endangered in their natural habitat.

Description:

The general plumage is black with white tail feathers and cheek patches.

Diet:

Their main diet consists of seeds and larvae.

Training and Behavioral Guidance:

As this species is rare and at risk of extinction, every effort should be made to place any eligible captive short-billed black 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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