Bird of the Week: Gang-Gang Cockatoo

I’ve been lax with Bird of the Week lately, but this is special: we’ve had a recent sighting of the somewhat-rare Gang-Gang Cockatoo at Bunjaree Cottages. This picture shows our visitor (with thanks to our friend Stilgherrian, who took the pic and posted it to Flickr — the original is here).

Photo by Stilgherrian

Gang-Gangs are quite gregarious and curious when they’re around, but they are an unusual sight around the Blue Mountains, which are at the edge of their range. The NSW Department of Environment & Heritage lists them as “vulnerable”, mostly due to land clearing leading to habitat loss.