Origin of the name Gang Gang?

To: Mike Owen <>
Subject: Origin of the name Gang Gang?
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 23:22:19 +1000
Mike Owen wrote:
> Can anyone enlighten me as to the origin of the name "Gang Gang".
> Someone asked
> me recently how the Gang Gang Cockatoo got it's name and I haven't
> been able to
> find any reference to it.
> cheers,
> Mike Owen
> Queensland
I believe 'Gang Gang' is the aboriginal name for the bird, and like most
aboriginal names, based on the bird's call. As far as I am concerned, it
is what they say.
  Anthea Fleming in Melbourne

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