Baudin's Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus/Zanda baudinii

Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo, also called the Long-billed Black Cocokatoo to distinguish from the shorter, wider bill of the similar Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, is native to southwest Australia (as is Carnaby's). Like Carnaby's, it has a short crest and white in its tail feathers. They used to be considered the same species but were separated, mainly on the basis of the different bills, in the 1990s.
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Males (above), like the related Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, have a dark beak and pink eye-rings. The white cheek mark is longer but fainter than the female's. The black feathers have a thin light edge. The black plumage is slightly irridescent.
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo
Females and juveniles have a light beak and dark grey eye-rings. Females have less extensive but brighter white cheeks. Their black feathers are more strongly scalloped with white.
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