Cockatoo Classifications
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae



Subfamily: Nymphicinae (Cockatiels)


Normal Grey Cockatiel

NAMES:
Nymphicus hollandicus
Cockatiel
"Larry Bird" :-)

ORIGIN:
Australia





Subfamily: Cacatuinae (White Cockatoos)


Bare-eyed Cockatoo NAMES:
Cacatua sanguinea
Little Corella
Bare-eyed Cockatoo

SUBSPECIES:
Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea
Cacatua sanguinea gymnopsis (Sclater's Short-billed Corella)
Cacatua sanguinea normantoni (Matthew's Little Corella)
Cacatua sanguinea transfreta (New Guinea Little Corella)
Cacatua sanguinea westralensis (Western Little Corella)

ORIGIN:
Australia


Goffins Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua goffini
Goffins Cockatoo
Tanimbar Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia


Ducorps Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua ducorpsii
Ducorps Cockatoo
"Reggie Lou" :-)

ORIGIN:
Soloman Islands


Red-vented Cockatoo



NAMES:
Cacatua haematuropygia
Red-vented Cockatoo
Philippine Cockatoo
"Caroline" :-)

ORIGIN:
Philippine Islands


Umbrella Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua alba
Umbrella Cockatoo
White-crested Cockatoo
Great White Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Indonesia


Moluccan Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua moluccensis
Moluccan Cockatoo
Salmon-crested Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Moluccan Islands of Indonesia


Blue-eyed Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua opthalmica
Blue-eyed Cockatoo
"Skylar" :-)

ORIGIN:
Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea


Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
NAMES:
Cacatua sulphurea
Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

SUBSPECIES:
Cacatua sulphurea sulphurea
Cacatua sulphurea djampeana (Djampea Cockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea abbotti (Abbotti's Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea occidentalis (Lombok Cockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea parvula (Timor Cockatoo)

ORIGIN:
Indonesian Islands


Citron-crested Cockatoo


NAMES:
SUBSPECIES: Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata
Citron-crested Cockatoo
Citron Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Indonesian Islands


Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

NAMES:
Cacatua galerita
Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
"Baby Girl" :-)

SUBSPECIES:
Cacatua galerita galerita (Australia and Tasmania)
Cacatua galerita eleonora (Eleonora Cockatoo - Malay Archipelago)
Cacatua galerita fitzroyi (Matthew's Cockatoo - Northern Australia)
Cacatua galerita triton (Triton Cockatoo - New Guinea)


Major Mitchell's Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua leadbeateri
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Leadbeater's Cockatoo
Pink Cockatoo

SUBSPECIES:
Cacatua leadbeateri leadbeateri (Eastern Australia)
Cacatua leadbeateri mollis (Central and Western Australia)


Slender-billed Cockatoo


NAMES:
Cacatua tenuirostris
Slender-billed Cockatoo
Eastern Long-billed Corella
Blood-stained Cockatoo
Cut Throat

ORIGIN:
Southeast Australia


Western Corella


NAMES:
Cacatua pastinator
Western Corella

ORIGIN:
Southwestern Australia


Rose-breasted Cockatoo


NAMES:
Eolophus roseicapilla (monotypic genus)
Rose-breasted Cockatoo
Galah
Pink and Grey

SUBSPECIES:
Eolophus roseicapilla roseicapilla (Southeastern Australia)
Eolophus roseicapilla assimilis (Western Australia)
Eolophus roseicapilla kuhli (Northern Australia)


Gang Gang pair




NAMES:
Callocephalon fimbriatum (monotypic genus)
Gang Gang Cockatoo
Helmuted Cockatoo
Red-crested Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Southeastern Australia




Subfamily: Calyptorhynchinae (Black Cockatoos)


White-tailed Black Cockatoo



This is a White-tailed Black Cockatoo, there are 2 species
discussed below. They are difficult to tell apart.
The only differences are the longer tipped beak of the
Long-billed and the two distinct calls which
can distinquish them to many naturists. Their ranges
even overlap in southwestern Australia.


Long-billed Black Cockatoo


NAMES:
Calyptorhynchus baudinii
Long-billed Black Cockatoo
Baudin's Black Cockatoo


Short-billed Black Cockatoo



NAMES:
Calyptorhynchus latirostris
Short-billed Black Cockatoo
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo


Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo


NAMES:
Calyptorhynchus funereus
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

ORIGIN:
Southeast Australia and Eyre Peninsula


Glossy Black Cockatoo


NAMES:
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Casuarina Cockatoo

SUBSPECIES:
Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami (Southeast Australia)
Calyptorhynchus lathami erebus (Central and Eastern Queensland)
Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus (Kangaroo Island)


Red-tailed Black Cockatoo


NAMES:
Calyptorhynchus banksii (formerly magnificus)
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Banksia Cockatoo
All Australian, beak anatomy determines subspecies, specialized eaters

SUBSPECIES:
Calyptorhynchus banksii banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus
Calyptorhynchus banksii naso
Calyptorhynchus banksii samueli
Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne





Subfamily: Microglossinae (Palm Cockatoos)


Palm Cockatoo



NAMES:
Probosciger aterrimus
Palm Cockatoo
Black Palm Cockatoo

SUBSPECIES:
Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus - Cape York Peninsula, New Guinea
Probosciger aterrimus goliath - New Guinea
Probosciger aterrimus stenolophus - New Guinea



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Ms. Kellie Sharpe of Daymark Farms
http://www.discountbirdtoys.com
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Photographer: Theo Groenestein
Canberra Ornithologists Group, Inc.