RED TAILED COCKATOO
The giant black cockatoo native to Australia is called the red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), often known as the Banksian- or Banks' black cockatoo. The species gets its name from a distinctive pair of brilliant red panels on the tail of adult males. In the drier regions of the continent, it is more prevalent. There are five recognized subspecies, with the main variation being beak size. The two southern subspecies, the forest red-tailed black cockatoo and the south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo, are threatened even though the more northerly subspecies are more common.
Australia is home to the big Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. It features a crest that, when raised and propelled forward by the bird, resembles a helmet. The species gets its name from a distinctive pair of brilliant red panels on the tail of adult males. The female is more subdued in appearance and has yellow patches on her head, wings, and neck. Orange-yellow panels on her tail are banded black and have mild orange-yellow bars on her underbody.
Character & Behavior
The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, particularly if kept from a young age, can develop into a highly friendly bird given enough time to bond. They are much calmer and friendlier than other cockatoos, although they do have a few personality peculiarities. Due to their high intelligence, these birds will astound you with their curiosity and willingness to explore and discover. While being uncommon in aviculture, the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo makes a fantastic pet parrot. The primary cause of this is their frequently high cost, which results from their exotic appearance and wonderful personalities. But most owners would concur that it's worth it.