Gang-gang Cockatoo

The state bird emblem of the ACT, and can be identified by its general grey plumage, each feather edged with greyish-white, and its short, square tail. The male has a conspicuous red, curly crest. It is almost completely arboreal, venturing to the ground only to drink or to pick up fallen food. It is easily overlooked when feeding. The common call is a prolonged creaky screech. It inhabits the eucalypt forests of south-eastern mainland Australia and northern Tasmania, being common in certain areas, but less numerous towards the boundaries of its range. It has an annual migration, moving to higher altitudes in summer.

Scientific name: Callocephalon fimbriatum