Cockatoos (Cacatuidae)

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) - HBW 4, p. 272

French: Cacatoès funèbre German: Gelbschwanz-Rußkakadu Spanish: Cacatúa Fúnebre Coliamarilla
Other common names: Funereal/Yellow-eared/Common Black-cockatoo, Black/Yellow-tailed Cockatoo

Taxonomy: Psittacus funereus Shaw, 1794, New South Wales.
Forms superspecies with C. latirostris and C. baudinii; has been considered conspecific with former, and occasionally with latter. Southern races considered by some to form a megasubspecies. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • funereus (Shaw, 1794) - EC Queensland (Emerald) S to E Victoria.
  • whiteae (Mathews, 1912) - S Victoria to Eyre Peninsula (SC South Australia), including Kangaroo I.
  • xanthonotus Gould, 1838 - Tasmania and islands of Bass Strait.