Definitions

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  • n. A kind of cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Australian cockatoo, Callocephalon galeatum, of a gray color with a red crest. Also gan-gan.

Etymologies

From Wiradhuri gaŋ-gaŋ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Other species include the well-known gang-gang cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum, glossy black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami, superb lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae, crimson rosella Platycercus elegans, kookaburra Dacelo gigas, and satin bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • Oh yeah, and that link to the gang-gang photos from August?

    Foiled

  • On the way home today I thought I heard the creaking of a gang-gang cockatoo.

    Foiled

  • And why you, my beloved readers, only got to see photos of four or five, depending on whether you count yesterday's link back to old gang-gang pictures during this NaBloPoMo virtual parrot festival.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • As a fitting end to National Blogging about Parrots Month*, I finally got a photo of a gang-gang cockatoo to add to the collection.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The best bit about it is the echo "gang-gang" noise you get in your ears, and the cold gas that one breathes in sends ya voice really really deep.

    ZGeek - We put the "M" in stupid

  • Near endemic birds include the gang-gang cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum), rufous bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti), rock warbler (Origma solitaria), and the pilotbird (Pycnoptilus floccosus), which is found in association with the superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae).

    Southeast Australia temperate forests

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  • Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do know where that lyrebird clip originated. It's from David Attenborough's Life of Birds. Here.

    Also mentioned at morepork.

    April 18, 2009

  • I heard a mockingbird in my neighborhood making ringtone sounds a couple years ago. It was shocking when I realized it was a bird, but then I decided it was kind of neat.

    I've seen a video somewhere of a lyrebird imitating a chainsaw sound, which I find rather more disturbing than amusing. (I bet reesetee knows of this video since all bird things reside in the giant reesetee brain.) Signed, Too Lazy to Check Out Lyrebird and See

    April 18, 2009

  • A few talented mockingbirds in my neighborhood have picked up some tricks like that. :-) Lyrebirds are absolutely astonishing, though. I'd dearly love to see one someday.

    December 5, 2007

  • Often referred to just as gang-gangs. Australia has some fascinating bird sounds. I heard a cell phone go off at Healesville Sanctuary a few years ago and I thought, "Uff, can't people switch off those things and give us some peace in a nature park." Actually it was a lyrebird mimicking a cell phone ringtone. Later I told my mother about it. She had been working there for years as a volunteer guide. She said the male in the lyrebird enclosure was capable of about six different ringtones and, unfortunately, his repertoire was expanding.

    December 5, 2007

  • The gang-gang cockatoo ranges throughout southeastern Australia and Tasmania. Easily identified by its distinctive call, which has been described as the sound of a creaky gate or of a cork being pulled from a wine bottle.

    December 5, 2007