About Carnaby's Cockatoo
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is a native bird to south-western Western Australia and are found nowhere else in the world.
Due to habitat loss from land clearing and a shortage of nesting hollows, Carnaby's are now endangered and their population continues to decline.
Facts About Carnaby’s Cockatoo
- They have distinct white tail feathers and a white spot on each cheek
- They have a melodic "Wee-loo" call
- The area around the bird’s eye is grey in females and reddish-pink in males
- Females have lighter beaks and brighter white cheek patches than males
- They are migratory:
- they nest in tree hollows of large Eucalypts in the Wheatbelt in Spring
- outside of the breeding season they move to coastal areas such as Perth, to feed in Banksia woodland and Jarrah forest.
For more information visit Birdlife Australia.