Baudin's Black-cockatoo Zanda baudinii

Family: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)

Authority: (Lear, 1832)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcde+3cde+4bcde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is experiencing very rapid declines exceeding a rate of 90% over the past three generations due to nest hollow shortages, displacement by other species, hunting and increasing declines in the quality of habitat caused by fires and drought. There is no reason to suggest these declines will cease with nest hollow shortages continuing to afflict the species with low productivity, and fire and drought impacts projected to worsen with ongoing anthropogenic climate change. With a relatively small population (likely comprising fewer than 4,000 mature individuals), future declines of this magnitude place Baudin's Black-cockatoo at considerable extinction risk; it is therefore listed as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 2500-4000, 3250 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 79,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Zanda baudinii. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.