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ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum   

3 Gang-gang Cockatoo

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Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 17 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 17 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 17 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 17 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 17 Nov 2018

Identification history

Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 19 Nov 2018 natureguy
Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 18 Nov 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I heard the Gang-gang Cockatoos before I saw them. One couple started in a tall dead tree. The male was flying between the branches of the tree. I did not see a female until one arrived to chase away the Crimson Rosella discussed in the previous entry about the tree hollow. The female perched on the top of the hollow but did not enter. The male I had been watching arrived at the hollow and eventually entered, going all the way in until he was completely hidden from sight. He re-emerged at the hollow before appearing to flap his wings while hanging at the entrance. He did not appear to be caught on anything, so I am not sure what he was doing. He remained in the hollow while the female stayed perched above the hollow. I did not see the female enter the hollow before I left.

1 comment

   19 Nov 2018
Thanks - there is a record of Gang Gangs using this tree about 10 years ago

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 17 Nov 2018 7:30 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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