Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

This cockatoo is easily identified by its predominantly black plumage, the feathers of the body edged with yellow, and its yellow cheek patch and yellow panels on the underside of the tail. (The Carnaby’s, or Short-billed, Black-Cockatoo, found in south-western Western Australia and having white tail panels instead of yellow, was formerly considered a subspecies of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo rather than a distinct species). The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo’s contact call is a drawn-out ‘kee-ow’. It is often seen in small to large flocks, flying on slowly flapping wings, or feeding within eucalypt woodlands and pine plantations.

Scientific name: Zanda funereus