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Callocephalon fimbriatum

1 Gang-gang Cockatoo at suppressed

Callocephalon fimbriatum at suppressed - 3 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Callocephalon fimbriatum 4 Jan 2020 RyuCallaway
Callocephalon fimbriatum 3 Jan 2020 HelenCross

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Author's notes

Arrived here at 7.35am. At 8am the gang gang pair flew in to a nearby tree. At 8.05am the female flew to the tree and entered the hollow, and I could hear young being fed. At 8.15am the female emerged and sat at the entrance until 8.20am when she went back into the hollow and I could hear young being fed again. At 8.40am the male flew to the hollow calling softly. The female merged and the male entered the hollow through a back entrance that I hadn't seen them use before. The female flew off. I could hear young being fed again.

4 comments

   4 Jan 2020
Thanks Helen - great news
HelenCross wrote:
   4 Jan 2020
Hopefully today isn't too hot for them!
   5 Jan 2020
They seem to be ok with the heat - they seem to choose hollows in the thick part of trunk that would be reasonably well insulated. The ANBG also has numerous water sources which may be one reason why the hollow was selected.
HelenCross wrote:
   5 Jan 2020
Yes, the ANBG is an oasis!

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 3 Jan 2020 08:39 AM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site
  • True Repeat Observation
  • Mixed Gender
  • Seen entering hollow Hollow nester behaviour

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