Black Cockatoo query

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Subject: Black Cockatoo query
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 18:59:17 +1000
Hi Jenny. C banksii was C magnificus until recently, based on seniority of name. However it was then realised that this description was based on a pic of an immature C lathami. I hope that doesn't make it more confusing...



Jenny Bounds wrote:
Greetings: Can someone with historical/taxonomic interest or knowledge tell me if the name Calyptoryhchus magnificus, is a former scientific name of the Glossy Black Cockatoo, which is now C lathami, or the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, now C banksii?
I am working on a nomination of the Glossy BC for listing in the ACT, and have an ACT 1943 bird list which refers to C magnificus with the common name Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.  I suspect it is the Glossy BC referred to on that list. 
If someone can assist, it will save me some time researching. 


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