Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54057

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Calyptorhynchus
Genus species:Calyptorhynchus magnificus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:60 cm
Identification:The male red-tailed cockatoo is black with red patches on its tail. The female, however, is brown-black with yellow spotting, and the feathers of the breast and abdomen are black with orange-yellow edges. Her tail is orange and barred with black.
Habitat:Woodland and agricultural areas
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, nuts and larvae of wood boring insects.
Reproduction:After breeding between October and May, mated pairs construct their nests in hollow trees. The female lays a single egg that is incubated for 30 days. Fledging occurs when the chick is 87 days old.
Red-tailed cockatoos are usually found in pairs, small family groups, or in small parties made up of several families.
Behavior:Red-tailed cockatoos are highly nomadic.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:The red-tailed cockatoo was the first Australian parrot to be illustrated, by Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson.

Other Information

Geographic:Australia Date:1958-1988 Subjects:parrot-like bird
Red-tailed cockatoo
Cockatoos
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54057