French: Cacatoès à tête rouge German: Helmkakadu Spanish: Cacatúa gangang
Bass River, Victoria, Australia
SE Australia from Great Dividing Range to coast: from Hunter R, in N New South Wales (occasionally N to Dorrigo), S to extreme S of South Australia–Victoria border (mainly along Glenelg R).
32–37 cm; 280 g. Male has general plumage grey, with head and crest orange-red; feathers of upperparts edged with white, and of underparts with yellow; wings and tail... read more
Utters soft growls while feeding and a very distinctive, upward-inflected, prolonged, croaking... read more
Wooded coastal plain, tablelands and mountain forests, especially of Eucalyptus (but also... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, fruits and berries from a wide variety of native trees and shrubs, including Eucalyptus, green acacia and Pyracantha... read more
Nests Oct–Jan. Nest is a hollow very high (c. 20 m) in a subalpine forest eucalypt, either dead or alive, but usually close to water... read more
Altitudinal migrant, nesting high in mountain forests, but wintering (Apr–Sept) on the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common, and population appears secure; indeed, appears to be becoming increasingly common due to overwintering in suburban... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!