One of my daily pleasures is feeding the wild birds.
Today was a gorgeously clear winter day and the Gang Gangs came in to feed. A special treat.
They are fairly easy to approach – hence this photo.
Gang Gangs (Callocephalon fimbriatum) are a forest dwelling Cockatoo of our cooler regions.
Their main diet is the seeds of Native trees and bushes, but they seem partial to my wild bird mix of sunflower seeds, wheat, millet, etc.
Their feathers are a gorgeous grey with lighter grey fringing. The males have a bright red head and the females, though mostly grey, have a pink tinge to the feathers.
Their call resembles a creaky door, that’s how I first know they are around – by hearing their distinctive call.
Other regulars are Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Bronze wings, Crested Pigeons, and sometimes 2 Lorikeets. The Lorikeets are not so welcome. They are spreading I’ll over Australia and taking nest sites that others would normally use. Even larger birds are wary of their aggressive and greedy nature.
The Gang Gangs seem to mostly visit in winter, so hoping for many more visits during the cooler months.