Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Check out Australia Zoo’s Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos!

They don’t come much cuter than our yellow-tailed black cockatoos. These beautiful birds can be spotted flying high above Australia Zoo’s world-famous Crocoseum! Keep your cameras handy because these birds are an impressive sight to see.

 

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo standing on a zookeeper's hand with wings spread.

 

Yellow-tailed black cockatoos are one of six black cockatoo species to call Australia home. These cockatoos are found on the east coast of Australia, from south-east Queensland right down to South Australia and even Tasmania. They can inhabit a variety of environments, but, they absolutely love pine forests and eucalypt woodlands! These gorgeous birds can be identified by their black plumage with gorgeous yellow cheeks and yellow under tail – they are unmistakably beautiful and can be observed in flocks flying high above tree tops.

 

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo facing the camera with beak showing off.

 

Yellow-tailed black cockatoos are omnivores and have a taste for larvae, seeds, grasses and native plants. These monogamous parrots will mate for life and potentially live for up to 80 years! Crikey!

 

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo flying with railings in the background.

 

Sadly, these birds fall victim to habitat destruction, resulting in the loss of food and nesting sites. However, yellow-tailed black cockatoos are a clever and resourceful bird and are thriving out in the Australian bush. They are a species of least concern. Woo-hoo!

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Aves

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Calyptorhynchus

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    funereus

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    55 - 65 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    700 - 900 grams

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Omnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    30 days