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.
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