Kerry and Darren

Joined: Jul 13, 2020 Last Active: Sep 19, 2020

Keen to protect our environment, flora and fauna. We must protect and save our black cockatoos, Baudins, Carnabys and Forest red tail black cockatoos.

Below are a few websites to assist with ID between the two white tailed black cockatoos, Baudin's and Carnaby.

https://wabirdingblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/id-feature-white-tailed-black-cockatoos.html

"Baudin's bills can be quite strikingly long and thin, hence the rule of thumb "if you only think it's long, it's probably a Carnaby's". However, an examination of multiple specimens in the WA Museum suggests there is variation in the length of the upper mandible tip in both species, and thus a small area of overlap. In fact, the more diagnostic feature of the bill is actually its width - hence Carnaby's gained the specific name latirostris for 'wide-nosed'. Seen from the front, Carnaby's have a broad, arched shape across the top of the bill, whereas Baudin's is more triangular and narrow. The best published illustration of the bills, from Johnstone & Storr [2], is reproduced in WA Bird Notes 89, p. 12 [6] - available online at http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/the-organisation/wa-bird-notes.html. "

audio:-
http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery/identify-your-black-cockatoo
http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=592&p=85
http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=15&p=84

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