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ParrotCallocephalon fimbriatum

2 Gang-gang Cockatoo at Suppressed

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Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 20 Sep 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 20 Sep 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 20 Sep 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Suppressed - 20 Sep 2019

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Author's notes

I observed the male in photos 1 and 2 in the morning at this hollow - is he young? There was a pair of wood ducks nearby, and when this one went to enter the hollow, he came straight out and I thought I heard hissing (duck). Then the pair sat by the hollow during the day - but I think they inspected two other hollows?

4 comments

   21 Sep 2019
I asked chris Davey about the head feathers he said "I have often seen birds in this condition I would say mites but I would like to get the views of a vet."
LisaH wrote:
   21 Sep 2019
Oh - thank you! I just thought the head feathers had not become red yet, like the young eastern rosellas. I learn so much by participating on CNM!
Illilanga wrote:
   22 Sep 2019
Don’t be surprised if the hissing is another parrot of some sort. They hiss when cranky or defending a nest. Our cockatiels do it to us ALL the time. :)
LisaH wrote:
   22 Sep 2019
Thank you! At the moment, this is a hotly contested hollow between gang gangs, wood ducks, and yesterday I saw a pair of king parrots there for the first time.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • True Nesting site
  • 20 Sep 2019 Recorded on
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