Red-tailed black cockatoo.
Red-tailed black cockatoo.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

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The red-tailed black cockatoo is a large cockatoo from Australia.

Red-tailed black cockatoo.

Red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso), Toronto Zoo.

I took these pictures in the Toronto Zoo inside the Australasia pavilion. In the wild red-tailed black cockatoos mainly eat seeds in the wild. Red-tailed black cockatoos are numerous but habitat destruction can threaten them.

Red-tailed black cockatoos are sometimes kept as pets, but they can be pricey (several thousands of dollars) in North America.

Red-tailed black cockatoo.

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Last updated: June 5, 2015

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