Gang Gang Cockatoos
Russell Woodford <>
Tue, 4 Apr 2000 15:01:45 +1000
Ian Fraser's comments on Gang Gangs prompted me to ask if anyone else
is seeing these birds in places they are not usually seen. They seem
to be all over Geelong at the moment - which I like, as they are in
my 'favourite bird' category. We also have them out at Geelong
Grammar Corio campus - first time in at least 10 years. At first
there were only 4 or 5, now there are more than 20. They have been
around for about 3 weeks now, following various flowering eucalypts.
Do GGCs follow *each other* - i.e. is my observation typical? A few
birds find a 'good Gang Gang spot' and others turn up to enjoy it as
well? Please excuse my anthropomorhpic interpretation!
PS A colleague of mine went for several months thinking these birds
were called 'Gang Bang Cocaktoos' -and even told her students this.
Not sure how she explained it though.
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