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Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Posted by Sinclair Oldfield on June 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is one of six species of Black-Cockatoos in Australia. It has been in rapid decline due to clearance of native habitat. 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. Females have a larger yellow cheek patch, pale grey eye ring, white upper bill, size 55-65 cm.

Found in South-eastern Australia, South Australia and central eastern Queensland. Habitat — Eucalyptus woodlands and pine tree plantations.