I love the distinctive wispy curly crests and stunning feather patterns of these beautiful Cockatoos. The Gang-gang Cockatoo is a small cockatoo. The handsome male is easily distinguishable by his quirky crimson curly crest which looks like a feather duster. His crimson crest has awarded him the nicknames of Red-headed or Red-Crowned Cockatoo.
Gang-gang Cockatoos usually live in the alpine areas of Australia. They are also regular visitors to Canberra, for their loyalty the Gang-gang Cockatoo has been appointed the honor of being the bird emblem for Australia’s Capital Territory.
These little cockatoos are generally people friendly and are known to growl when eating an indication they are happy not a warning to humans. They are also known to make sounds that resemble a rusty gate on a hinge or a cork being removed from a bottle. These funny sounds are apparently characteristic cockatoo communication chatter.
Thank to bird life photographer Linda Wohlrab for graciously providing the reference photo for this painting.
Unframed – 30cm x 40cm (12″ x 16″)
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