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Gang-gang Cockatoo
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Callocephalon
Species: Callocephalon fimbriatum

The Gang-gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) is a species of Cockatoo native to Australia.

Description Edit

The average weight is 280-330g (9.9-11.6oz). The bird measures 32-37cm (12.6-14.6 In) long with a wingspan of 62-76cm (24.4-30 In).

The Gang-gang Cockatoo male has a grey body plumage, on the upperparts the feathers are white-edged and on the lowerparts they are yellowish-edged. Flight feathers are dark grey. The head is red with a forwards curving crest on rear crown.

The Gang-gang Cockatoo female has a lighter grey body plumage with a darker grey head and crest with a heavily barred yellowish upperpart. The underparts are barred orange to pale yellow-green. Undertail feathers are barred whitish.

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Distribution Edit

The Gang-gang Cockatoo is Distributed to the south-east coast of Australia.

Diet Edit

The Gang-gang Cockatoo feeds on seeds, berries, fruit, nuts and insects.

Conservation status Edit

The Gang-gang Cockatoo is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red list of Threatened species.

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