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Gang-gang Cockatoo

(Callocephalon fimbriatum)
Alternate name(s): "Red-headed Cockatoo", "Red-headed Parrot", "Red-crowned Cockatoo", "Red-crowned Parrot"; MISNOMER: "Galah*"
Aboriginal name(s): "gang gang"

Size: 33-36 cm
Weight: 255 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Gang-gang Cockatoo at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

MALE

Frontal view of an adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo high up in a eucalypt (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Diggers Hole Road, Snowy River NP, VIC, January 2016]

Frontal view of an adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo high up in a eucalypt (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Upper Little River Rd, Mt Nunniong, East Gippsland, VIC, April 2013]

Lateral view of an adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo high up in a eucalypt (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Upper Little River Rd, Mt Nunniong, East Gippsland, VIC, April 2013]

Three adult male Gang-gang Cockatoos (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Diggers Hole Road, Snowy River NP, VIC, January 2016]

Ventral view of an adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo in flight (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Diggers Hole Road, Snowy River NP, VIC, January 2016]

Lateral view of an adult male Gang-gang Cockatoo in captivity (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

FEMALE

Male, left, and two female Gang-gang Cockatoos (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Cassilis and Goldie's Road, East Gippsland, VIC, March 2014]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Close-up frontal view of an immature male Gang-gang Cockatoo in a White Cedar tree (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Canberra, ACT, June 2017]

Immature male Gang-gang Cockatoo, left, and female, right, in a White Cedar tree (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Canberra, ACT, June 2017]

Food, Diet

Gang-gang Cockatoos like various types of fruit, nuts and berries, e.g. the nuts of the White Cedar tree.

Gang-gang Cockatoos feeding on White Cedar nuts (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Canberra, ACT, June 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a male Gang-gang Cockatoo feeding on White Cedar nuts (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Canberra, ACT, June 2013]

Dorsal view of a female Gang-gang Cockatoo feeding on fruit (photo courtesy of C. Lawrence)
[Canberra, ACT, June 2013]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

gang_cl_20170625.m4a (NW NSW) Various (feeding in White Cedar tree) © CL

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