Red-tailed Black-CockatooScientific name: Calyptorhynchus banksii

Meaning of name: Calyptorhynchus is from the Greek words calyptos, meaning hidden, and rhynchos, meaning beak. Banksii is in honour of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), English botanist and zoologist.

Aboriginal name: Karak (car’ark).

Distribution: Found in all mainland states of Australia.

Description: Up to 60cm long.

Notes: There are five subspecies. The subspecies usually found in Perth is naso.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal