Gang Gang cockatoos are one of my favourite birds .
The males are dark grey with a striking red crest , the female is a paler grey with a grey crest and red and yellow barred undersides.They are much smaller than the hefty yellow-tailed black cockatoos that regularly strip the seeds from our hakea and stone pine trees. They seem to travel in pairs rather than the flocks that other cockatoos prefer. The gang gangs call while it is feeding has been described as sounding like a rusty hinge squeaking. These cockatoos are occasional visitors to our garden. A pair arrived last week to feast on green ovens wattle pods. They fed quietly in the wattle treetops , dropping seed pods everywhere.