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Short-billed Black-Cockatoo

(Calyptorhynchus latirostris)
Alternate name(s): "White-tailed Black-Cockatoo", "Carnaby's Black Cockatoo"
Aboriginal name(s): "ngolynok", "ngoolya*"

Size: 55-60 cm
Weight: 540-760 g

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Short-billed Black-Cockatoo at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal/ventral view of a male Short-billed Black-Cockatoo hiding in the dense foliage of a tree; note the pink orbital skin
(photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Yanchep NP, near Perth, WA, January 2015]

Lateral view of a male Short-billed Black-Cockatoo; note the pink orbital skin - the very dark bill indicates that this individual is old (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

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

Dorsal view of two Short-billed Black-Cockatoos (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Yanchep NP, near Perth, WA, January 2015]

FEMALE

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

Lateral/ventral view of female Short-billed Black-Cockatoos (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Perth, WA, April 2019]

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

Near-dorsal view of a female Short-billed Black-Cockatoo (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]

Sex unknown

Near-dorsal view of two Short-billed Black-Cockatoos in flight (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Yanchep NP, near Perth, WA, January 2015]

Behaviour

Like other parrots and cockatoos, Short-billed Black-Cockatoos are affectionate towards their partners; here some TLC... (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Margaret River, WA, April 2019]

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Like basically all cockatoos, Short-tailed Black-Cockatoos are seed-eaters, where seeds include those in cones and nut-like fruit.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

sbbcock_20150314.mp3 (SW WA) Contact calls? (flock) © JG

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