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ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum

1 Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 15 Feb 2019

Identification history

Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 15 Feb 2019 natureguy
Parrot Callocephalon fimbriatum 15 Feb 2019 alexandria1994

Author's notes

Gang-gang cockatoos successfully nested in the hollow 3 years ago but have since returned a number of times and yelled into the hollow.


   18 Feb 2019
Thanks Alexandia - when you say "successfully nested, did you see a chick(s) poking their heads out of the hollow?
Cheers Michael mulvaney
   18 Feb 2019
Hello Michael,
Yes I think so, we moved in towards the end of them being in the nest but could hear them crying out to be fed and could see them in the hollow
   18 Feb 2019
Great news thanks for that - this tree will become part of a research project into the breeding behaviour of the species
ChrisDavey wrote:
   18 Feb 2019
Hi Alexandia, I am helping Michael with the GG research project he is referring to. Each reported possible nesting is rated according to various criteria. For instance a rating of 5 is of chicks observed being fed at the nest. A stage 4 is a very likely GG nest, seen on multiple occasions at or near and entering hollow on at least one occasion. Concerning the observations for this year would you rate your observations as a 4 or a 5. From your description I am assuming a 4. Chris

4= very likely, seen on multiple occasions at or near and entering hollow on at least one occasion
5= confirmed, non-flying young seen at entrance
   18 Feb 2019
For this year I would rate as a 4, the gang gangs havent been able to nest but keep trying to i think, keep returning to it.
ChrisDavey wrote:
   18 Feb 2019
Many thanks, any further sightings next breeding season would be most welcome. Chris

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 15 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • alexandria1994 Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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