Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gang Gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum

...another of Australia's colourful characters by the side of the road. As we pulled over to the shoulder, such as it was, I slid from the Rover in stealth mode. But Ack! He's off!

On the road there is no where to hide from prey that has a better vantage point, and escape method, than you. So it was time to deploy some of my Trademark Stalking Techniques.

I'd share them with you, but you wouldn't want to actually do them. They all involve looking totally ridiculous, which Ive noticed most people tend to avoid doing when given the chance. And they dont always work.

But in this case, I successfully amused Mr Gang Gang. So much so, he even gives us a smile. Thanks Mate!


This is the first one Ive seen live in the wild, Im stoked!

For more information:
Gang Gang at Wiki
Gang Gang at Birds in Backyards


BetteJo said...

With an equally colorful name I see! Great pics - never heard of or seen pics of this bird before!

Helen/patientgardener said...

He looks a really cheeky chappy in the last photo. You must be patient to take these photos

NWRMK said...

I have never seen one of these before. So glad you shared.


Lavender said...

BetteJo Arent they outrageous? Ive been here 10 years and its the first one Ive seen too - I was pretty excited, as you can tell LOL!

PatientGardener Thanks Patient! I do wish Id grabbed the tri-pod for a steadier shot, but he took off so fast I just had to run after him LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Onedia Hi, Hope youve been well! Oh they are amazing, but elusive! Ive been here ten years and this is the very first one Ive seen - not for a lack of looking though LOL

Melanie said...

He really is smiling at you! Great shot.

Anonymous said...

LOL! What a funny character! I guess that's why people love parrots, because they seem so human. The smile is so great! Very good shot Lavender!

sandy said...

wow, what a great looking bird and how cool that you spotted it.

Lavender said...

Melanie Thanks Melanie! It was very nice of him, so cute!

Areeiro Thanks Areeiro! I think youre right, the parrots do seem to communicate with us.

Sandy Thanks Sandy! Such great luck, especially after seeing the eagles for the first time as well :)

parker41 said...

this is gr8 looking for pic.

Lavender said...

parker41 Glad you enjoyed it Parker31 - thanks for stopping in!

My Budgies of the fictional town of Budgewoi said...

fabulous bird pics, well done!

Lavender said...

Bud Gday Bud! Thank you, and thanks for stopping in, Cheers!