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Swan has or used to have 13 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.
Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Calyptorhynchus banksii naso
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. Females 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 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.
- Grass Wattle (Acacia anomala)
- 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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