Russell Woodford <>, birding <>
Gang Gang Cockatoos
Laurence Living <>
Fri, 07 Apr 2000 18:45:40 +1000
Gang gangs are frequently seen in the Dandenongs in Autumn and in Spring,
and several people have reported them to me in March, at Belgrave, Upwey,
Pakenham, The Basin and around Ferntree Gully. I have assumed that there
is some 'migration' mobility for this species at this time of
year..........are they moving away from the Alpine areas where they are
seen during the summer, to warmer places near the coast...interested in
Russell Woodford wrote:
> Hi everyone
> 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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