Update- this young male GG is still
apparently DY (after 5 weeks- assuming that it’s the same family).
About once a week they turn up at our garden (Ainslie), and repeat this
Only the adult male feeds the young one.
Is this an unusually long period of dependency? and is it usual for only one parent to feed the young?
Sent: Saturday, 16 April 2016 1:50 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Gang-gang adult male feeding dependent young
This morning an adult pair of Gang-gangs appeared in our garden (Ainslie) with an immature male (apparently full size) in tow. The adults fed at a feeder, while the immature remained on an overhead powerline, occasionally calling. The female flew off, the
male flew up to the line and repeatedly fed the young one. The adult male then flew back to the feeder, ate some more (while the young one flew off), and then flew off itself.
We’ve never seen adult Gang-gangs feeding an immature bird here before.