Calyptorhynchus – Black Cockatoos

The genus Calyptorhynchus comprises five species of large black Cockatoos native to Australia.

Notice that the black cockatoos been reclassified several times - depending on your sources they may be named or classified differently:

  • Severel species was first categorized in the Psittacus genus but was moved to the new Calyptorhynchus genus in 1826 by the French naturalist Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest.
  • Carnaby's Black Cockatoo (C. latirostris) and Baudin's Black Cockatoo (C. baudinii) have previously been classified as a single specie named White-tailed Black Cockatoo (C. baudinii) but are now classified as separate species.
  • Resent studies suggest that the Calyptorhynchus genus should be divided and the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (C. funereus), Baudin's Black Cockatoo (C. baudinii) and Carnaby's Black Cockatoo (C. latirostris) should be moved to a new Zanda genus containing black and yellow/white Cockatoos while keeping the black and red Cockatoos only in the Calyptorhynchus genus. Some sources e.g. [HBW] already use the new Zanda genus while [IOC] still include all five species in the Calyptorhynchus genus.

Calyptorhynchus banksii
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus baudinii
Baudin's Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami
Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus latirostris
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

Species and subspecies

  • Calyptorhynchus banksii - Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
    • Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii
    • Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne
    • Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus
    • Calyptorhynchus banksii naso
    • Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli
  • Calyptorhynchus baudinii - Baudin's Black-Cockatoo
  • Calyptorhynchus funereus - Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
    • Calyptorhynchus funereus funereus
    • Calyptorhynchus funereus whiteae
    • Calyptorhynchus funereus xanthanotus
  • Calyptorhynchus lathami - Glossy Black-Cockatoo
    • Calyptorhynchus lathami erebus
    • Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus
    • Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami
  • Calyptorhynchus latirostris - Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

Other Cockatoos

These genus has different species of Cockatoos: