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Female Gang-gang Cockatoo

Marilyn Harris

BATHURST, Australia

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Female Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

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Gang-gang Cockatoo – Wikipedia

The Gang-gang Cockatoo, or Gang Gang for short, is a small, stocky cockatoo with a wispy crest, large, broad wings and a short tail. The adult female has a dark grey head and crest, with the feathers of the underparts edged pink and yellow.

Gang-gang Cockatoos are endemic to south-eastern Australia.

Gang-gang Cockatoos feed mainly on seeds of native and introduced trees and shrubs, with a preference for eucalypts, wattles and introduced hawthorns. They will also eat berries, fruits, nuts and insects and their larvae. They are mainly arboreal (found in trees), coming to the ground only to drink and to forage among fallen fruits or pine cones. Gang-gangs feed in flocks of up to 60 birds outside the breeding season; they feed in pairs or small family groups during the breeding season.

Australian National Botanic Gardens – Canberra, ACT, Australia

Canon PowerShot A650IS

Shutter Speed: 1/200sec
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 200

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