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Hasluck has or used to have 15 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Forest Red-tailed Black-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 Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus banksii naso

Status: Vulnerable

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 banksii naso is found across 15 electorates.

The Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is 55-60 cm in length and 570-870 g in weight. Males and females are mostly glossy black with a pair of black central tail feathers, a crest, robust bill and bright red, orange or yellow barring in the tail. Males are distinguished by broad red tail panels that are only visible when taking off or alighting. They have a dark brown iris, dark grey eye-ring and blackish legs. FemalesĀ are distinguished by yellow or whitish spots on the feathers of the head and upper wing coverts. Their tail feathers are bright red and orange, grading to yellow on the inner margins, and have variable black horizontal barring. Females have yellow or orange barring on the tips of the feathers of the throat, breast, belly and under-tail coverts and a light grey bill with a dark grey tip. The juvenile is similar to the adult female but has a white eye-ring. The subspecies voice is a loud cry of 'karee' or 'krar-raak'.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.

Hasluck has or used to have 26 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo but they're just as important.

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