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Swan has or used to have 13 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.
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 15 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 regimes
Climate change and severe weather
Disrupted ecosystem and population processes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activities
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
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- Slender Andersonia (Andersonia gracilis)
- Slender Tailflower (Anthocercis gracilis)
- Austrostipa bronwenae (Austrostipa bronwenae)
- Summer Honeypot (Banksia mimica)
- King Spider-orchid (Caladenia huegelii)
- Swamp Starflower (Calytrix breviseta subsp. breviseta)
- Wavy-leaved Smokebush (Conospermum undulatum)
- Scarp Darwinia (Darwinia apiculata)
- Diplolaena andrewsii (Diplolaena andrewsii)
- Tall Donkey Orchid (Diuris drummondii)
- Dwarf Bee-orchid (Diuris micrantha)
- Purdie's Donkey-orchid (Diuris purdiei)
- Glossy-leafed Hammer Orchid (Drakaea elastica)
- Dwarf Hammer-orchid (Drakaea micrantha)
- Keighery's Eleocharis (Eleocharis keigheryi)
- Eremophila glabra subsp. chlorella (Eremophila glabra subsp. chlorella)
- Goodenia arthrotricha (Goodenia arthrotricha)
- Narrow curved-leaf Grevillea (Grevillea curviloba subsp. incurva)
- Spider Net Grevillea (Grevillea thelemanniana)
- Beaked Lepidosperma (Lepidosperma rostratum)
- Keighery's Macarthuria (Macarthuria keigheryi)
- Pyramid Mulla-mulla (Ptilotus pyramidatus)
- Selena's Synaphea (Synaphea sp. Fairbridge Farm )
- Star Sun-orchid (Thelymitra stellata)
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