ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum   

2 Gang-gang Cockatoo at Deakin, ACT

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Callocephalon fimbriatum at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2017

Identification history

Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 9 Jan 2018 RyuCallawayMultiple Significant Sightings - RyuCallaway has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - RyuCallaway has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - RyuCallaway joined us in 2014!
Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 9 Jan 2018 roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

This female was displaying to the male (out of shot) and proceeded to excavate the hollow. I watched for 10-20min and the female was still excavating when I left. Follow up observations havn't revealed any further activity, although the general area remains a hotspot of Gang-gang activity.

2 comments

   10 Jan 2018
Thanks Roy - I think this tree was the same tree that Rob Spiers observed what he thought was breeding activity about five years ago - so of interest that it may be a repeated nesting site.
   10 Jan 2018
Rob replied that "It certainly is the same location, however I’m not sure about the exact tree. The tree was an old Red Gum immediately adjacent to the track north of that water reservoir. Funny, that observation was spring 2010, time gets away.

I haven’t come across any other nests in the lowland areas of the ACT, it’s interesting that the species seems to be successfully nesting in the BGW at Red Hill. I think they would nest around Canberra more if the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos were a little less abundant.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • roymcd Recorded by
  • 28 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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