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Fremantle has or used to have 11 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Carnaby's Cockatoo.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Carnaby's Cockatoo

Carnaby's Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus latirostris

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Calyptorhynchus latirostris is found across 16 electorates.

Carnaby's Cockatoo is a large cockatoo 53 to 58 cm in length, with a wingspan of approximately 110 cm, and a mass of 520 to 790 g. It is mostly brownish-black or greyish-black in colour with narrow off-white margins on the feathers; a large patch over the ear coverts that is off-white or cream to brownish-white in males and yellowish-white in females; and broad white panels in the tail. It has a large bill that is black or greyish-black in males and off-white to greyish white with a black tip in females. The bill has a flaky texture. In both sexes the iris is dark brown or reddish-brown but the ring of skin that surrounds the eye is bright pink in males and grey or dark grey in females. In males, the legs and feet are grey or brownish to greyish-black with paler soles that may occasionally be tinged pinkish. In females, the legs and feet are typically paler and generally range from grey to light grey with a varying pink tinge; however, in the palest females, the legs and feet may be wholly pink or brownish-pink, and in the darkest females, the legs and feet may be coloured like those of the male.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Disrupted ecosystem and population processesDisrupted ecosystem and population processes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Fremantle has or used to have 8 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Carnaby's Cockatoo but they're just as important.

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