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Baudin's Black Cockatoo - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by The Magpie
Western Australia, June 2005

Alternative names: White-tailed Black Cockatoo; Long-billed Black-Cockatoo

Zanda baudinii

Calyptorhynchus baudinii


55–60 cm (21¾-23¾ in)

  • Black overall plumage, feathers margined with grey-white
  • Greyish white patch on ear-coverts
  • Two black central tail feathers; the remainder white
  • Helmet shaped crest
  • Grey beak


Photo © by Oregonian
Stirling Range National Park, Gnowangerup, Western Australia, September 2018

They range across the south-west corner of Australia, from Kalbarri to Esperance.


This is a monotypic species[1]., which in the past was supposed to include Carnaby's Black Cockatoo.


Old wandoo or marri woodland.

Due to land clearing on the wheatbelt populations are now patchy and suitable breeding areas are reduced.



Photo © by Tiger1
SW Australia, September 2013

They nest in vertical tree hollows.


Their diet consists of the seeds of proteaceous heath plants and they have also adapted to feeding on pine nuts on plantations on the Perth coastal plain.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)
  3. Birdforum Member observations

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