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Callocephalon fimbriatum

2 Gang-gang Cockatoo at suppressed

Callocephalon fimbriatum at suppressed - 8 Jan 2018
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Callocephalon fimbriatum 9 Jan 2018 ChrisDavey
Callocephalon fimbriatum 8 Jan 2018 ChrisDavey

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Significant sighting

9 Jan 2018

Verified nesting locations of the Gang Gang Cockatoo are few and far between, particularly in the Canberra area.

Author's notes

Female feeding young in hollow. Two non-flying young seen fed by both parents

3 comments

   9 Jan 2018
Chris I suspect that this part of Red Hill is a major breeding location, possibly because of the mix of Blue Gums (and their gumnuts bearing large seeds) planted nearby and remnant large hollow bearing trees in a large (400ha) patch of Box Gum woodland. Within about 500m of this location I have seen adult birds repeatingly entering hollows in two separate Yellow Boxes, Rob Spiers and Roy McDougall has reported over different years and trees nesting activity in Red Gums up the ridge, while Allison Rowell reported nesting activity in two Red Box - the area is worthy of further investigation. Great photo as well Chris - thanks
ChrisDavey wrote:
   9 Jan 2018
Thanks Michael, I agree. I have records also of possible nest trees in the area. I have asked Jacky to show me the other sites she knows about possibly later this week or early next week. Jacky mentioned your thoughts on Blue Gums and certainly fits in with what I wrote in the GG survey report.
roymcd wrote:
   10 Jan 2018
Wow fantastic photos Chris, great to finally have the definitive shots from Red Hill! :-)

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 8 Jan 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • ChrisDavey Recorded by

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  • True Nesting site

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