Chenonetta jubata

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Conservation Status: Not threatened or endangered. 

 

These large black cockatoos have a prominent yellow cheek patch and tail band. They are found in forested areas of southeastern Australia and unlike other cockatoos, a large portion of their diet is made up of wood-boring grubs with a particular enjoyment for eating seeds. They are protected by an international agreement that makes trade, export, and import of listed wild-caught species illegal.  Like other species of cockatoo the yellow-tailed black cockatoo is long lived and although it is not listed as a threatened species – its numbers have been declining in numbers in Victoria and South Australia. 

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