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Carnaby's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is found only in the south west corner of Western Australia. Clearing is a major threat to its survival and so revegetation is important to conserving the species for the future. If you are interested in planting to help Carnaby's cockatoo then this search tool will assist you to select the most suitable species.

The Plants for Carnaby's Search Tool enables you to describe your site, purpose for planting or desired plant characteristics and compares this to the features of plants used by Carnaby's cockatoo for feeding, night roosting or nesting. The resulting list of matching species can then be considered in decision making processes or, if for revegetation, can be taken to a plant nursery or other supplier.

The search tool can be used to:

  • Decide on a species list for your revegetation project.
  • Find out what plants Carnaby’s cockatoo feeds on, sleeps in or nests in.
  • Help identify important feeding, night roosting and nesting habitat for Carnaby’s cockatoo.
  • Research characteristics of plants such as compatibility with powerlines, resistance to dieback and tolerance to coastal environments.

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protea carnabys eating Photo: Carnaby’s cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris).

The search tool compiles information from numerous published and unpublished sources to provide advice on over 130 species together with more than 100 photographs and serves as a great resource for knowledge.

Click on the image below to go to the search tool. To use the search tool you will need to have Java enabled on your browser and have a Java runtime version of 1.4.2 (1.5 or greater recommended). If you have trouble viewing the tool, please review the system requirements information.