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

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous!! Great colours and I love that little feather tuft on top of its head!!

  • Thank you so much Sharon for your lovely comment – Really appreciate! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 3 years ago

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely close-up of bird with character Marilyn – nice to see another one of your works.

  • Thanks so much Roy! Lovely to be back on RB after such a long break. :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 3 years ago

    He;s got beautiful feathers Marilyn!! Fantastic bird…fantastic capture! *-)

  • Thanks Deb. She was so intent on eating, she didn’t mind at all us all snapping pics. Her companion looked on from high above, making sure she was ok. :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture; it’s foot is really like a hand!

  • Thank you so much Mui-Ling! I took many pics – It was so beautiful to stand and watch it feeding. :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Willem Hoekstra
    Willem Hoekstraover 2 years ago

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