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Long-billed Black-Cockatoo

(Calyptorhynchus baudinii)
Alternate name(s): "Baudin's Black Cockatoo"
Aboriginal name(s): "ngolak", "ngoolya*"

Size: 55-60 cm
Weight: 630-760 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Long-billed Black-Cockatoo at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-lateral view of two Long-billed Black-Cockatoos; male on the right (note the light orbital skin), female on the left
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo; note the dark orbital skin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Near-frontal view of a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Near-frontal view of a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Lateral view of a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Field guides mention how the elongated upper mandible of a Long-billed Black-Cockatoo can be obscured by fluffed cheek feathers; here the feathers on the far side are fluffed, while those on the near side are standing off sideways so that one can see the upper mandible (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Example of a Long-billed Black-Cockatoo with fluffed cheek feathers obscuring the elongated upper mandible
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

View onto the upperparts of a Long-billed Black-Cockatoo; note the long upper mandible (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Direct comparison of a female Short-billed Black-Cockatoo, left, with a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo, right; click on images for larger versions (photos courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a Long-billed Black-Cockatoo; this bird (still) has a short upper mandible; note the yellow tinge on the ear patch, which is indicative of a juvenile (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a female Long-billed Black-Cockatoo feeding on seeds (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Mob of Long-billed Black-Cockatoos feeding on seed cones (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Mob of Long-billed Black-Cockatoos feeding on seed cones (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Long-billed Black-Cockatoo feeding on seed cones (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

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