Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gang-gangs show some Autumn spirit

Winter approaches and we have small groups of Gang-gang cockatoos moving through our suburbs at the moment. We don't see them much in Melbourne's Summer when they are more at home in the higher country. While sometimes incredibly trusting during a feed, this group of about six birds took off as soon as I showed an interest!

Male Gang-gang cockatoo, Blackburn
A female bird can be glimpsed in the bottom right corner
We are blessed that the Gang-gang retains his colour throughout the year!

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

Bird on!


  1. Great photos - I especially like the match of colors.

  2. Great photos of the Gang-gang cockatoos in autumn colors.
    Regards, Irma

  3. I've never seen this Cockatoo before, great sighting and photos.

  4. Beautiful colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Brilliant bird - a complete new one to me! however with the power of Google I am going away to learn a little about this fella, many thanks for enlightening me today

  6. he's pretty well-hidden in that tree!

  7. I so love the Gang-gangs First saw them on Mt.Baw Baw when skiing and later near Glenelg River. Love your shots.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed Arija. They are a special bird!

  8. Gorgeous birds that I've never seen!
    Looks like my list of birding places to visit in Vic is increasing all the time... just have to get down there! I'm told by many IGers that 2013 is the year!!