Carnaby's Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo undertail
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, also called the Short-billed Black Cocokatoo to distinguish from the long, slender bill of the similar Baudin's Black Cockatoo, is native to southwest Australia (as is Baudin's). Like Baudin's, it has a short crest and white feathers in its tail.
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Males (above), like the related Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, have a dark beak and pink eye-rings. The white cheek mark is longer but fainter than the female's. The black feathers have a thin light edge. The black plumage is slightly irridescent (but not glossy like the related Glossy Black Cockatoo).
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo male
Females (above) and juveniles have a light beak and dark grey eye-rings. Females have less extensive but brighter white cheeks. Their black feathers are more strongly scalloped with white.