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ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum   

1 Gang-gang Cockatoo

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Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 22 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 22 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 22 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 22 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 22 Dec 2018

Identification history

Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 30 Dec 2018 natureguy
Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 30 Dec 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I saw a pair of Gang-gang Cockatoos, a male and a female. The female was high up first, with the male lower down but checking the hollow on top of the main trunk of a tree that in the past has been used for nesting. He then heard another Gang-gang and flew a circuit further up the hill before returning to a tree nearby. The female stayed in the original tree but checked out all three hollows very carefully, including going all the way into the top hollow, but being able to turn around as she came out head first. Of note, the male Gang-gang has a few distinctive black tuffs in his crown and I am sure I have photographed him a couple of times before, he always seems to be chased off by other Gang-gangs from trees. The female appeared to have a damaged left eye. I have not noticed that before in my photos but I will pay attention in future.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 22 Dec 2018 8:32 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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