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Callocephalon fimbriatum

Gang-gang Cockatoo at Penrose, NSW

Callocephalon fimbriatum at Penrose, NSW - 22 Aug 2021
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Identification history

Callocephalon fimbriatum 29 Aug 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Callocephalon fimbriatum 29 Aug 2021 NigeHartley
Callocephalon fimbriatum 28 Aug 2021 Aussiegall

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a single male looking into a tree hollow there was also a male and female couple sitting in another branch of the same tree


   29 Aug 2021
Thanks Aussiegall - Gang-gangs nest in October and from now until then they are checking out and preparing hollows. A citizen science study of nesting ecology is happening across the Gang-gangs range and sightings such as this one assist in locating nests - would like to receive many more of such sightings or images of Gang-gang eating. By better understanding this parrot we should be able to better manage for it.
Aussiegall wrote:
   29 Aug 2021
Hi Michael, No problems, happy to help you out. I can post photos of every time I see them feeding or in a tree. I have some older photos of gang gangs eating conesticks and geebung which I can post up for you as well. We have them visit us daily at the moment. They come in every afternoon to our birdbath plus we have a forest on our property that they are regularly eating in. They love the Silver top ash and sit in there eating for hours plus also decimate the geebung and conestick shrubs, not to mention our apple tree.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 22 Aug 2021 05:12 PM Recorded on
  • Aussiegall Recorded by

Additional information

  • Mixed Gender
  • Looking into the hollow Behaviour

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