Carnaby's Black Cockatoo

The Carnaby Black Cockatoo is a large, white-tailed, black cockatoo. The population of the Carnaby's Black Cockatoo has been declining since the 1950s and it is listed as endangered. By September, most of these birds have migrated to their breeding sites in the wheat belt and Great Southern regions. Birdlife Australia would like to hear from anybody who sees the bird to determine how many there are and exactly where they breed and feed.

Birdlife Australia is asking people across the wheatbelt and Great Southern regions to report any sightings of Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo. They are also interested in hearing from people that used to have Carnaby's in their local area, but no longer see them. The easiest way to report a sighting is on the Birdlife website.

For more information on the project please visit birdlife.org.au/projects/carnabys-black-cockatoo-recovery

Left: Female; Right: Male

This item was last updated on 20 August 2015


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Carnaby's Black Cockatoo