Red-tailed black cockatoo

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Project - Description

Males and female red-tailed black cockatoos can be distinguished by the splashes of colour on their tail feathers – red panels in males, and yellow-orange bars in females.

Hidden in plain sight: introducing the new subspecies of red-tailed black- cockatoo! - The Australian Museum Blog

These cockatoos have zygodactyl feet, two toes facing forward and two backwards, that allow them to climb, and grasp objects with one foot while standing on the other.

Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo | Western Australian Museum

They are sexually dimorphic: once they have come of age males turn solid black while females keep their speckled look.

Video

Vocal and destructive are just two of the words that team leader of Birds, Emma, uses to describe our red-tailed black cockatoo!

Polly 1 - Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

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