SOUTH WESTERN

BLACK COCKATOOS

There are three species of black cockatoos in Australia’s South West. Two white-tailed black cockatoos, the Ngolark (Baudin’s Black Cockatoo) and the Ngolyenok (Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo), and one red-tailed black cockatoo, the Karak (Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo).

All three black cockatoo species are endemic to Western Australia and have been experiencing severe population decline over the last few decades. Threats to black cockatoos are primarily through forest clearing – loss of habitat, although road kills, illegal shooting, baiting, and fires also take their toll.