Gang-gang Cockatoo RFI
Dr Richard Nowotny <>
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.
At 08:16 04/06/2003 +1000, you wrote:
Richard and all,
Callocephalon from the
greek word of Callos - beauty and cephalon - greek for head/head
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
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