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Wallaroo Station Animal Fact Sheet
GANG GANG COCKATOO
Callocephalon fimbriatum

Range:
Throughout south-eastern Australia and Tasmania.
The Gang Gang Cockatoo is mild grey in color with some lighter scalloping. The male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy grey 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.
Habitat: In the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands, particularly alpine bushland.
Diet: They mainly eat seeds and fruit.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Weight: 240 - 330g.

Length: Up to 40cm.

Lifespan: Up to 50 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

They nest in hollows high up in trees. Both birds prepare the nest by lining it with chewed wood chips.  A normal clutch is 2 eggs. Once fledged, at around eight weeks, the youngsters will still be fed by the parents and they will fly together as a family group for several weeks.


 

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