Glossy Black-Cockatoo query

Subject: Glossy Black-Cockatoo query
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:25:33 -0700 (PDT)
Clements 2009, Version 6.4:

Calyptorhynchus lathami erebus: E Australia (coastal e-central Queensland)
Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami: Inland and coastal e Australia
Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus: Kangaroo I. (South Australia)



Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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Subject: Glossy Black-Cockatoo query

A question for cockatoo people with taxonomic knowledge.

Would someone advise and / or confirm that there are currently three 
subspecies of Glossy Black-Cockatoo recognised?  I ask this because 
Christidis & Boles (2008) appears to provide no details on subspecies.

HANZAB  indicates the subspecies as one for Kangaroo Island, another for 
south central Queensland and the final one coastal se Queensland down to 
far eastern Victoria.  It is this last one I am interested in.

Is its taxonomy now known as 

Calyptorhynchus lathami 


Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami (as indicated by pre-Christidis and Boles 
2008 references on this group)

cheers, Martin

Martin O'Brien
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St.,
East Melbourne  3002


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