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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern
NSWEndangered Populations

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The Gang-Gang Cockatoo is a dark grey cockatoo. It has prominent crest. The male has a red head and grey body. The female has grey head and body. Immature birds look like the hen except for some red in the head feathers in young males source: OZ Animals

Gang-gang cockatoos are one of the more distinctive and charismatic members of Australia's avifauna. These birds are primarily slate-grey, with the males easily identified by their scarlet head and wispy crest, while females have a grey head and crest and feathers edged with salmon pink on the underbelly. ... source: Office of Environment and Heritage

Online resources

Birds in Backyards
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Citizen Science
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Flickr EOL
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Internet Bird Collection
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Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
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OZ Animals
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Office of Environment and Heritage
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Threats
Reproduction, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

State emblems
Emblem type: bird
State: Australian Capital Territory
Victorian Restricted species
Grouping: Terrestrial Fauna (nesting and/or breeding records only)
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Grey body, floppy crest (red or black).
Description : Male body grey with the edge of feathers lighter green-grey, head orange-red with a small floppy red crest. Female has a dark grey head and crest with bars on the chest. Body up to 35 cm long. Their call is a distinctive screech that sounds similar to the creaking sound of an opening door.
Biology : Gang-gang Cockatoos pair for life. They nest in deep hollows in trees and pairs will usually return to the same tree every year. They begin breeding at four years old and breed between October and January. Females lay up to three eggs and both parents will incubate and rear the young. Gang-gangs are gregarious social birds and several pairs will often nest close together. The young often congregate while the parents are out foraging for food. Gang-gangs migrate seasonally, spending summer in high-altitude areas, generally tall mountain forests and woodlands, and winter in warmer lowland areas, such as open eucalypt forests and woodlands. They are sometimes also seen in urban areas in the winter.
Habitat: Wet forests and woodlands in mountain areas, occasionally in urban areas.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Omnivore
Colours: grey red
Distribution: South-eastern mainland Australia.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria
New South Wales Sensitive Species List
category: 3
family: Cacatuidae
generalisation: 1km
TSC Status: E2, V
TSC Status Description: Endangered Population, Vulnerable
Reason: Risk of egg collection and nest disturbance
Biological, ecological, conservation and legal information for all species and subspecies of Australian bird
genus: Callocephalon
specificEpithet: fimbriatum
infraspecificEpithet: NA
scientificName_CandB: Callocephalon fimbriatum
nameAccordingTo: NA
Family_vernacularName: Cockatoos and Corellas
family: Cacatuidae
order: Psittaciformes
taxonRank: species
Ultrataxon: 1
UltrataxaPerSpecies: 1
SpeciesPerGenus: 1
GeneraPerFamily: 7
FamiliesPerOrder: 4
SpeciesUniqueness: 32.9
UltrataxonUniqueness: 43.5
PatchClade: Cacatuidae
HackettFineClades: Parrots
HackettCoarseClades: Parrots
PopulationDescription: Endemic (entirely Australian)
establishmentMeans: Endemic (entirely Australian)
CoreTaxa: 1
Non-breedingPopulationsOfCoreTaxa: 0
Extinct: 0
Introduced: 0
Vagrant: 0
Supplementary: 0
EndemicEntirelyInAustralia: 1
EndemicBreedingOnly: 0
Non-breedingOnly: 0
PercentInAustraliaBreeding: 7
PercentInAustraliaNon-breeding: 7
GlobalIUCNStatus_2015: LC
GlobalIUCNCriteria_2015: NA
AustralianStatus_1990: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_1990: NA
AustralianStatus_2000: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2000: NA
AustralianStatus_2010: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2010: NA
AustralianStatusJuly_2015: LC
AustralianStatusCriteriaJuly_2015: NA
EPBCStatusJuly_2015: not listed
EPBCYearListed: NA
BonnConvention: not listed
CAMBA: not listed
JAMBA: not listed
ROKAMBA: not listed
Migratory: not listed
EPBCMarine: not listed
ACTStatus_2015: not listed
NSWStatus_2015: VU
NTStatus_2015: not listed
QLDStatus_2015: LC
SAStatus_2015: not listed
TASStatus_2015: not listed
VICStatus_2015: not listed
WAStatus_2015: not listed
AustralianCapitalTerritory: Core
NewSouthWales: Core
NorthernTerritory: not listed
Queensland: not listed
SouthAustralia: Introduced
Tasmania: Extinct
Victoria: Core
WesternAustralia: not listed
NorfolkIsland: not listed
LordHoweIsland: not listed
HeardIsland: not listed
MacquarieIsland: not listed
ChristmasIsland: not listed
CocosKeelingIsland: not listed
AshmoreAndOtherIndianOceanIslands: not listed
CoralSea: not listed
AustralianFishingZone: 0
AlsoInPapuaNewGuinea: not listed
ConnectivityWithPapuaNewGuinea: NA
AlsoInIndonesia: not listed
ConnectivityWithIndonesia: NA
AlsoInTimor-Leste: not listed
ConnectivityWithTimor-Leste: NA
AlsoInNewZealand: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewZealand: NA
AlsoInNewCaledonia: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewCaledonia: NA
AustralianContinentalIslandOnly: 0
AustralianOceanicIslandOnly: 0
BodyLength: 35
BodyLengthMin: 32
BodyLengthMax: 37
BodyMassAverage: 257.0
BodyMassMin: 165.0
BodyMassMax: 305.0
MaleBodyMassAverage: 255.0
MaleBodyMassMin: 172.0
MaleBodyMassMax: 300.0
FemaleBodyMassAverage: 259.0
FemaleBodyMassMin: 165.0
FemaleBodyMassMax: 305.0
UnsexedBodyMassAverage: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMin: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMax: NAV
SourceOfBodyMassData: HANZAB
BrainVolume: 7.48
BrainMass: 7.75
BrainMassResidual: 0.38
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialAridShrubland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialChenopodShrubland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialHeath: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTriodiaHummockGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialOtherGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMallee: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialRainforest: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMangroveTrees: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersRiversAndStreams: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersDeepOpenWater: 0
FeedingHabitat_Inland_waters_Shallow_open_water: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersReedsAndTallWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersLowMarshlandAndWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSandy: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalRocky: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSoftMud: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSaltmarsh: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalMangroveFloor: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineVeryColdPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdPelagic: 0
138FeedingHabitatMarineTemperatePelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineTemperateInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitat: 0
FeedingHabitatAgriculturalLandscapes: 0
FeedingHabitatUrbanLandscapes: 1
BreedingHabitatAridShrubland: 0
BreedingHabitatChenopodShrubland: 0
BreedingHabitatHeath: 0
BreedingHabitatTriodiaHummockGrassland: 0
BreedingHabitatOtherGrassland: 0
BreedingHabitatMallee: 0
BreedingHabitatTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
BreedingHabitatTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
BreedingHabitatRainforest: 0
BreedingHabitatMangrove: 0
BreedingHabitatInlandWetland: 0
BreedingHabitatBeachesAndSandCays: 0
BreedingHabitatRockyCoastsAndIslets: 0
BreedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitats: 0
BreedingHabitatAgriculturalLands: 0
BreedingHabitatUrban: 0
FoodFruit: 0
FoodNectarOrPollen: 0
FoodSeeds: 1
FoodFoliageOrherbs: 0
FoodCormsOrtub: 0
FoodTerrestrial_invertebrates: 0
FoodTerrestrialVertebrates: 0
FoodCarrion: 0
FoodIntertidalInvertebrates: 0
FoodFishOrInvertebratesMarine: 0
FoodfishOrInvertebratesInlandWaters: 0
FeedingAggregationSolitary: 0
FeedingAggregationPairs: 1
FeedingAggregationFlocks: 1
MeanFlightInitiationDistance: 7.5
ClutchSizeAverage: 2.0
ClutchSizeMin: 1
ClutchSizeMax: 4
EggLength: 34.6
EggDiameter: 26.5
NestLocationGroundLevel: 0
NestLocationSupported: 0
NestLocationHanging: 0
NestLocationBurrow: 0
NestLocationHollow: 1
NestLocationFloating: 0
NestAggregationSolitary: 1
NestAggregationColonial: 1
NestAggregationParasitic: 0
BreedingSystemCooperative: 0
NationalMovementLocalDispersal: 1
NationalMovementPartialMigrant: 1
NationalMovementTotalMigrant: 0
NationalMovementNomadicOropportunistic: 0
NationalMovementIrruptive: 0
NatureOfInternationalMovements: none
MixingBeyondAustralia: 0
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchange: nil
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchangeReliability: certain
MaximumTimeElapsedToRecapture: 119
MaximumDistanceOfRecapture: 0
NumberOfBandedBirdsRecovered: 1
ClimateSpecialisation: 2.248
SpecialisationIndex: 0.91
SensitivityIndex: 1
AreaOfSuitableClimateInsideRange: 202
AreaOfSuitableClimateOutsideRange: 156
PercentOfSuitableClimateCurrentlyInsideRange: 56
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingInsideRange: 57
InsideRange_10thPercentile: 23
InsideRange_90thPercentile: 87
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingOutsideRange: 50
OutsideRange_10thPercentile: 18
OutsideRange_90thPercentile: 83
ClimateModelFactorAnnualMeanTemperature: 7
ClimateModelFactorTemperatureSeasonality: 3
ClimateModelFactorMaxTemperatureOfWarmestMonth: 14
ClimateModelFactorMinTemperatureOfColdestMonth: 1
ClimateModelFactorAnnualPrecipitation: 2
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationSeasonality: 3
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfWettestQuarter: 1
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfDriestQuarter: 68
MeanMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
MaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
BirdLifeAustraliaSpeciesNumber: 268
BirdLifeAustraliaTaxonID: u268
New South Wales : Conservation Status
vernacular: Gang-gang Cockatoo
status: Vulnerable
sourceStatus: Vulnerable
New South Wales : Conservation Status
vernacular: Gang-gang Cockatoo
status: Endangered
sourceStatus: Endangered Populations
Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 19468
Kingdom: animals
Class: birds
Family: Cacatuidae
scientificNameAuthorship: (Grant, 1803)
status: Least concern wildlife
sourceStatus: Least concern wildlife
QLD_NCA_status: C
QLD_NCA_status_description: Least concern wildlife
Endemicity: QA
Endemicity_description: Australian endemic

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Callocephalon fimbriatum


Synonyms Source
Psittacus galeatus Latham, 1801 Latham, 1801 Latham, 1801
Published in: Latham, J. 1801. Supplementum Indicis Ornithologici, sive Systematis Ornithologiae London : G. Leigh, J. & S. Sotheby pp. 74 pp.
Psittacus fimbriatus Grant, 1803 Grant, 1803 Grant, 1803
Published in: Grant, J. 1803. The Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery, performed in His Majesty's vessel the Lady Nelson, of sixty tons burthen, with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801 and 1802, to New South Wales London : T. Egerton pp. xxvi 195 pp.
Psittacus phoenicocephalus Kuhl, 1820 Kuhl, 1820 Kuhl, 1820
Published in: Kuhl, H. 1820. Conspectus Psittacorum. Cum specierum definitionibus, novarum descriptionibus, synonymis et circa patriam singularum naturalem adversariis, adjecto indice museorum, ubi earum artificiosae exuviae servantur. Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leopol.-Carol. Vol. 10 pp. 1-104 pls I-III
Callocephalon australe Lesson, 1837 Lesson, 1837 Lesson, 1837
Published in: Lesson, R.P. 1837. Histoire naturelle. Journal de la Navigation autour du Globe de la Frégate la Thétis et de la Corvette l' Espérance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826 Vol. 2 pp. xvi 351 165 pp.
Kakadoe rubrogaleata Bourjot Saint-Hilaire, 1838 Bourjot Saint-Hilaire, 1838 Bourjot Saint-Hilaire, 1838
Published in: Bourjot Saint-Hilaire, A. 1838. Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, troisième volume (Supplémentaire), pour faire suite aux deux volumes de Levaillant, contenant les espèces laissées inédites par cet auteur ou récemment découvertes Paris : F.G. Levrault pp. xl 110 pp. 111 pls
Callocephalon galeatum tasmanicum Mathews, 1915 Mathews, 1915 Mathews, 1915
Published in: Mathews, G.M. 1915. Additions and corrections to my List of the Birds of Australia. Austral Avian Rec. Vol. 2 pp. 123-133
Callocorydon fimbriatus superior Mathews, 1917 Mathews, 1917 Mathews, 1917
Published in: Mathews, G.M. 1917. The Birds of Australia London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 6 pp. pts 2 pp.105-516 pls 283-324

Common Names

Common name Source
Gang-gang Cockatoo
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Gang-gang Cockatoo Population In The Hornsby And Ku-ring-gai Local Government Areas
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Working classification

Callocephalon fimbriatum  Recorded in Australia

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