baudin's cockatoo

High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos

June 20th, 2016

A black cockatoo part of the tracking project(Image courtesy Keith Lightbody)

In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.

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New tracking program for Baudin’s cockatoos

August 5th, 2015

A major tracking program for Baudin

Researchers at Murdoch University and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will be releasing nine rehabilitated Baudin’s cockatoos as part of the program and will track the birds’ movements through their range to breeding and foraging sites in the south-west of Western Australia.

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Cockatoos find food in rehabilitated forest

September 24th, 2013

Murdoch University researchers have found that Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos have been drawn to a new food source – rehabilitated mining pits.

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Baudin’s cockatoos tracked for research trial

October 1st, 2012

Two rehabilitated Baudin’s cockatoos have been fitted with satellite tracking devices and released back into their natural habitat for monitoring as part of a trial research project.

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Another black cockatoo chick hatches at Murdoch

September 13th, 2012

A threatened species of wild black cockatoo has produced a new chick at Murdoch’s South Street Campus – only the second time the bird is thought to have bred in the Perth metro area.

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Newmont to fund black cockatoo health research

August 28th, 2012

Murdoch University is to receive $150,000 from Newmont Boddington Gold to help fund black cockatoo health research over the next three years.

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Cockatoo survival under threat

March 13th, 2012

Murdoch researchers are concerned the long-term survival of three black cockatoo species endemic to the south west of Western Australia is under threat.

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Assessing the threats to black cockatoos

December 22nd, 2011

Murdoch University researchers are investigating the health of wild black cockatoo populations in Western Australia’s south west.

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