Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum

Gang-gang Cockatoo

Callocephalon fimbriatum

Other Names: Gang-gang
Family:
Cacatuidae (Cockatoos, 14 species in Australia)
Size: 34 cm
Distribution: Withing a few hundred kilometres of the coasts of southern NSW and VIC.
Status: Common
Habitat: Open forests, move in autumn/winter to woodland, farms, suburbs
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest

The Gang-gang Cockatoo used to be common in the Blue Mountains, but now they are rarely seen. I can remember when I was in primary school, every year several of them would eat berries from my garden. Now I hardly ever see them — the last time I saw them in the wild was on a walk at Lawson in about 2003. My bird field guide still says they are common so perhaps they are moving south due to global warming?

The male has a red head like the one shown below, the female is grey all over.

Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2026 x 1518 )

Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.

Some Birdwatching Resources

The Complete Guide to Australian Birds, by George Adams - Gang-gang Cockatoo - Callocephalon fimbriatum NEW: The Complete Guide to Australian Birds, by George Adams.

This is another of the newer ones (published in November 2018) that I bought recently (June 2020). It's got photographs rather than drawn pictures of the birds. They're really good quality photos. 10 or more years ago, the Australian bird field guides with photographs definitely weren't in the same class as the ones with hand-drawn pictures, but that seems to have changed. Now I think it's more a matter of personal preference. I imagine that the massive increases in availability of long-zoom-distance digital photographic equipment has made it much easier for there to be better quality photos of birds.

This book has colured strips down the outside of each page so you can find the different types of birds easily, which I really like.

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