ACT NSW ACT Government :: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region :: Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group

Gang-Gang food items pass 150

 4 Oct 2021

Thanks to those that have been posting sightings of feeding Gang-gangs.Please keep them comming. Earlier this week we passed 150 distinct food items of which 66% are native species, 28% are exotic species and 5% are invertebrates. What is intriguing is that many of the food items are only eaten in one part of the Gang-gangs range. For example of the 1400 records that we have, Hughes (a suburb of Canberra) is the only place where Gang-gangs have been recorded as eating cicadas while Penrose in the Southern Highlands is the only place where Gang-gangs have been recorded eating the fleshy fruit of the domestic apple. Whether this apparent diet specificacy is due to not having a large enough sampling, or  just reflects what is available within a particular area, or relates to local population preferences is uncertain, but your continued records will help throw light on the situation as well as telling us much more about Gang-Gang diet. 

Thanks again for your help in this research

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