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Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Length: 55-65 cm
Weight: 615–920 grams
Banded: Yes
DNA Sex: Males/Females (Breeder Pair)

$2,300.00

Description

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo, The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia measuring 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. Buy Yello-tailed black cockatoo online. This is one of six species of Black-Cockatoo in Australia. In recent years it has been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.

Identification

The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is a large cockatoo. It is easily identified by its mostly black plumage, with most body feathers edged with yellow, not visible at a distance. It has a yellow cheek patch and yellow panels on the tail. The female has a larger yellow cheek patch, pale grey eye-ring (pink in males), white upper bill (grey-black in males) and black marks in the yellow tail panels. Young birds resemble the adult female, but young males have a smaller cheek patch.

Habitat – Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

These cockatoos inhabits a variety of habitat types, but favors eucalyptus woodland and pine plantations. Small to large flocks can be seen in these areas, either perched or flying on slowly flapping wings.

Distribution

They are found in south-eastern Australia, from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia to south and central eastern Queensland.

Feeding and diet: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos feed in small to large flocks. Their favored foods are wood-boring larvae and seeds of native and introduced trees and ground plants.

Communication: The contact call is a drawn-out, distinctive “kee-ow”. They may screech if alarmed.

Breeding behaviors

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos have a long breeding season, which varies throughout their range. Both sexes construct the nest, which is a large tree hollow, lined with wood chips. The female alone incubates the eggs, while the male supplies her with food. Usually only one chick survives, and this will stay in the care of its parents for about six months.

  • Breeding season: Variable
  • Clutch size: 2
  • Time in nest: 168 days

 

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