Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli
English : Red-tailed black-cockatoo
French : Cacatoès banksien
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Cacatuidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known.
Total length of 65 cm for a weight of 870 g. Male entirely black with bright red undertail. Female has yellowish spots on face, and wings, faint streaking on breast and orange undertail. Subspecies smaller, with small bill and crest.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to central Australia, the species is also found in most of central, eastern and northern Australia. This species is only found in Eucalyptus forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is widely distributed and seems secure. This subspecies has a large range but can be threatened by habitat loss.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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