Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Gang Gang Cockatoo

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the Gang Gang Cockatoo with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of a Gang Gang Cockatoo against a branch of eucalyptus

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
4 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

Gang-gang Cockatoos visit backyards and parks in Manningham and feed on eucalyptus and wattles.  Male Gang-gang Cockatoos are easily distinguished by their wispy red crest, which looks like a feather duster.

Plant locally native plants that Gang-gang Cockatoos can eat from, such as sheoaks (casuarinas), eucalyptus, and wattles. Be careful of low perched or low flying Gang-gangs when driving in areas with many trees, especially near hawthorn shrubs. Don’t forget to participate in the Citizen Science program: Aussie Backyard Bird Count in October.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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