Fast Facts: Glossy Black-Cockatoo


Did you know?
The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is the smallest of all the Black Cockatoos at around 43cm.

Did you know?
The Glossy Black-Cockatoos only eat with their left foot!

Did you know?
That Glossy Black-Cockatoos only have one chick every two years! The chick is dependent on its parents for a year.

Did you know?
After breeding, the female Glossy Black-Cockatoo does not leave the hollow for around 90 days. During that time, the male regurgitates his food to feed her and then she regurgitates to feed the chick.

Did you know?
Glossy Black-Cockatoos only eat the seeds of the Black Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis) and Forest Oak (A. Torulosa). The more we know about these threatened birds and their habitat the more we can do to help save them.

Don’t confuse me with the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo—we look similar but have a couple of minor differences. The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is a quiet, dusty/brown bird with a very small crest on its head and a very large beak. The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo is loud and shiny black with a large crest and a small beak.

Join the annual survey in Redlands on 19 May and help save the Glossy Black-Cockatoo—the more we know the more we can do.

Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Glossy Black-Cockatoo