Gang-gang Cockatoo RFI

To: "'Dr Richard Nowotny'" <>, "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Gang-gang Cockatoo RFI
From: "Marc Gardner" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 08:16:59 +1000
G'day Richard and all,
Callocephalon from the greek word of Callos - beauty and cephalon - greek for head/head area.
fimbriatum from the latin word for fringed.
I think it's mostly in reference to the male Gang-gang with it's obviously beautiful red head and fringed crest.
Hope this helps
Marc Gardner
Julia Creek
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From: [On Behalf Of Dr Richard Nowotny
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Is someone able to inform me (and perhaps also the list?) how Callocephalon fimbriatum acquired its rather odd common name (I've been asked the question by a non-birding acquaintance).  I don't recall ever having heard the origin of the name and can't find any reference to it in any of the 5 field-guides, the first Atlas, the Readers' Digest or HANZAB!    Regards.    Richard

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