Origin of the name Gang Gang?

To: Mike Owen <>, birding-aus posts <>
Subject: Origin of the name Gang Gang?
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 23:42:14 +1000
JD Macdonald's Illustrated Dictionary of Australian Birds by Common Name, 1987,
states: 'Apparently native name adopted by early colonists in NSW, used by 
who attributed use to Latham, but Latham gave name red-crowned parrot; meaning 

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

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