Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo Declined Last Year

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A report released by BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and the Department of Environment and Conservation shows that the numbers of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos decreased in the Perth Region in the last year.

BirdLife Australia’s WA Program Manager, Cheryl Gole, said “From 2010 to 2011, we’ve seen a 37% decrease in the number of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos counted at night roosts in the Swan Region, an area which includes Perth.”

Statistical modelling based on the 2011 Great Cocky Count has shown that the population of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Swan Region was between 5,000 and 8,600 birds. A year earlier it was estimated that the population was 8,000 to 10,000.

Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) – Photo by Steven Forrester

Read full article, which was written and published by Birdlife International.

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