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Gang-gang Cockatoo  

Also Known As: Red-crowned Cockatoo, Red-crowned Parrot, Red-headed Cockatoo, Red-headed Parrot, Helmeted Cockatoo
 
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Gang Gang Cockatoo profile

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The Gang-gang is one of only two cockatoos (the other being Major Mitchell's) with red anywhere on its head.

Species Profile
Genus:
Callocephalon

Species:
fimbriatum

Size: Adult Weight:
33-35cm (12.8-13.6 in) 240-330g (8.4-11.5 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Male-in general dark grey, the feathers scalloped pale grey/white; bright orange/red crest and head; secondary coverts suffused dull green; dark grey tail. Bill horn in colour. Eye dark brown. Female-dark grey head and crest; upperparts strongly barred with pale yellow, underparts heavily barred orange to green/yellow; undertail barred grey/white.

Colourization Juvenile: As in female but with more red in crest (male) and dark grey crest (female); crest shorter with less filaments; more evident barring on tail.

Call: Described as croaking screech. Soft growling while feeding.

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Content Sources:

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/gang-gang_cockatoo_vulnerable

The Parrot Society http://www.parrotsociety.org.au/articles/art_016.htm

Article "Gang Gang Cockatoos," by Mike Owen http://www.birdsnways.com/cockatoo/ganggang.htm

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1395&m=0

Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

ML Media Collection Catalogue 4060, Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum, Robinson, F., Australia, 1963, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.