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Gang-gang Cockatoo

The Gang-gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum, is found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bush land. It ranges throughout south-eastern Australia and Tasmania.

Mostly mid gray in colour, the male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy gray crest. It is easily identified by its distinctive call, which is described as resembling a creaky gate, or the sound of a cork being pulled from a wine bottle.

Like all cockatoos, Gang-gangs nest in hollow trees. Loss of older, hollow-bearing trees and loss of feeding habitat across south-eastern Australia through land clearing has led to a significant reduction in the numbers of this cockatoo in recent years.

Gang-gang Cockatoo