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Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus banksia

Class: Aves       
Diet: Herbivore
Lifespan: Up to 50 years           
Weight: Up to 920g      
Height: Up to 65cm      
Reproduction: Egg-laying         
Status: Least concern   

Recognisable by their curved beaks and showy crests, cockatoos communicate using vocalisations and body language, often raising their crests in greeting, excitement or alarm.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoos are often seen flying in small flocks, although flocks of up to 200 birds have been sighted in the northern range of distribution. These flocks consist of pairs, family groups, or parties of several family groups

Red-tailed Black Cockatoos primarily feed high in tree tops on eucalyptus seeds, nuts, fruit and occasionally insect larvae.

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