Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 8866

Subspecies Calyptorhynchus (Zanda) funereus whiteae Mathews, 1912




South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

The South-East of SA north-west along Coorong and Ninety-mile Desert to Mt Lofty Range, Kangaroo Is. and southern Eyre (not Yorke) Peninsula, and east to W VIC and Grampians. Present and probably intergrades with C. f. funereus (Shaw, 1794) eastwards in S VIC to region of Ballarat and head of Port Phillip Bay.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • South Australia: Murray-Darling basin, S Gulfs, SE coastal
    • Victoria

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, diurnal, granivore, gregarious, low woodland, nomadic, open forest, open heath, tall forest, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Seasonal breeder, sexually dimorphic, feeds mainly arboreally on the seeds of proteads and exotic conifers (Pinus radiata), flies over forest canopy with slow buoyant wing beats and protracted glides, roosts in small to large groups, nests in large tree hollows lined with wood chips, female alone broods and feeds yellow-downed chicks, wanders regionally to seasonal food sources.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Mar-2012 01-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)