Gang-gang Cockatoo RFI

Subject: Gang-gang Cockatoo RFI
From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 15:30:11 +1000
Thanks, Marc.  However, this bit I knew (both from a very rough working understanding of some Greek and Latin words, and from many of the books to which I referred) - it's the common name "Gang-gang" that has me stumped.     Cheers.  Richard

At 08:16 04/06/2003 +1000, you wrote:
G'day Richard and all,
Callocephalon from the greek word of Callos - beauty and cephalon - greek for head/head area.
fimbriatum from the latin word for fringed.
I think it's mostly in reference to the male Gang-gang with it's obviously beautiful red head and fringed crest.
Hope this helps
Marc Gardner
Julia Creek
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