The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Cayptorhynchus magnificus <naso> South West WA
Cayptorhynchus magnificus <samueli> Wheat Belt WA
The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo is found in pairs and flocks in heavily timbered and open forest, banksia scrub and eucalypt woodlands.
Are widely distributed through eastern, northern and south western Australia, mostly concentrated along water courses.
The South-Eastern sub-species (depicted on the $10 coin) have been reduced to a fragmented population, endangered by both the clearing of trees used for nesting and by illegal bird trappers.