Australian Birds – The Gang-Gang Cockatoo

Have you ever heard a ‘creaky door’ whilst Out and About in the Australian Bush…? If you have chances are this magnificent cockatoo may have been the culprit.

Their screech is unmistakable – the sound of a creaky door.

We photographed this wonderful pair at Shallow Inlet Conservation Reserve on Wilsons Promontory.

Photos: Janet & Baz

About us…

We love the colours of the Australian Outback, the ochre red earth touching a deep blue sky on a faraway horizon; and the fabulous coastline of our sunburnt country, where a golden sandy beach is washed over by a turquoise blue sea; and the characters you meet in a quiet country pub, where it is nothing flash, but you are enriched by the encounter…

A few years ago we decided it was time to graduate from work and re-enter the classroom of life where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind.

Thanks for joining us in the adventure…!

Cheers, Baz & Janet

14 thoughts on “Australian Birds – The Gang-Gang Cockatoo

  1. Lavinia Ross August 6, 2020 / 11:16 am

    They are beautiful birds. The pattern on the back feathers reminds me of the pattern water makes ripping in sunlight. A creaking door is an interesting analogy for their call! Do they call at night too? That would be a bit spooky.


    • Baz August 8, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      Nah, normally asleep, them and us…! Trust ou are well…

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      • Lavinia Ross August 9, 2020 / 3:37 am

        All is good here in my area, so far. I know Oregon has made the international news of late.. 🙂

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  2. Mountainstroh (Tony) August 6, 2020 / 12:41 am

    Ok hearing a creaking door in the middle of nowhere would be a bit disconcerting! Now I will know, assuming I can finally get to Australia!

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    • Baz August 6, 2020 / 5:33 am

      Ha! It would be disconcerting…!


  3. The Guat August 4, 2020 / 12:43 am

    Nice pics! Any time you bring a piece of Australia’s awesomeness my way I’m super grateful:) have a good one

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    • Baz August 4, 2020 / 10:39 am

      Well, its a big place so hopefully I’ll never run out of Australiana to bring you…Cheer and thanks, Baz

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    • Baz August 3, 2020 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Cindy, they’re favourite birds of ours…!


  4. roseobrienwriter August 3, 2020 / 9:36 am

    Lovely birds. As a Queenslander, I don’t often get the chance to see a gang-gang – just once, in the Australian Botanic Gardens in Canberra. A great day.

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    • Baz August 3, 2020 / 10:10 pm

      Beautiful birds. We are fortunate to have a colony not too far from our suburban home in Sydney…

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