Zanda

The  genus Zanda comprises three species of large black Cockatoos native to Australia. They were previsouly included in the Calyptorhynchus genus but was split in 2020 in the IOC 10.2 update:

  • Baudin’s Black Cockatoo was previously classified as Calyptorhynchus baudinii but is now listed as Zanda baudinii
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo was previously classified as Calyptorhynchus funereus but is now listed as Zanda funerea (notice the gender change).
  • Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo was previously classified as Calyptorhynchus latirostris but is now listed as Zanda latirostris.

The black cockatoos have been reclassified several times, which causes some confusion when searching the Internet or old books for information.

Some of the black cockatoos was originally categorized in the Psittacus genus but was later moved to the new Calyptorhynchus genus in 1826 by the French naturalist Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest.

By 2020 three of these species have now been split to the new Zanda genus.

Species

Zanda baudinii
Baudin’s Black Cockatoo

Zanda funerea
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Zanda latirostris
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

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