English : Carnaby’s black-cockatoo
French : Cacatoès à rectrices blanches
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Cacatuidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 60 cm in length for a weight of 770 g. Males have black bill and pink eyering, female has horn-colored bill and black eyering. Plumage dusky black with buff-white edging on feathers. All white ear patch.
Range and habitat
The species has a very patchy range and is endemic to south-western Australia, occurring from Kalbarri to Esperance. Lives in sandplain and coastal woodlands with distinct native tree species.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is threatened because of the clearing of native vegetation, resulting in shrinking of its range by more than a third.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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