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ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum   

4 Gang-gang Cockatoo

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Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 27 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 27 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 27 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 27 Oct 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 27 Oct 2018

Identification history

Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 8 Nov 2018 RyuCallaway
Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 7 Nov 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I saw 2 of them in adjacent trees. The female was looking down at me. The male was in a dead tree to the north of the female. He then flew to join the female. Without any noise he climbed on the back of the female to start mating with her. It was harder to see the beak ‘kissing’ but some of my other photos indicated that appeared to be happening. You can see in the photographs where the male appears to be using his claws to hold the female’s wings. He was shifting his body from side to side on the females back, you can see the disturbed feathers on her back. She also appeared to lift her tail up for him. This is the second time I have seen Gang-gangs mating and in both cases the end of the activity seemed to be when the male extended his left wing outwards, photo 3. The pair then commenced to preen each other. The pair became aware of another couple on an adjacent trunk. Both of them flew to confront the second couple. There was no fighting but the second couple eventually flew off.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 27 Oct 2018 7:51 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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