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Zoo location: 
Scientific Name: 
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Aves
Order: 
Psittaciformes
Family: 
Cacatuidae
Genus: 
Calyptorhynchus
Species: 
lathami
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Decreasing

Photo by Rick Stevens.

Nuts about she-oaks! The Glossy Black Cockatoo eats almost exclusively the seeds of she-oaks (also known as casuarinas).  A different tree is used for nesting – eucalypts.

The clearing of forests removes both the birds’ food and home.

Region: 
Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2012