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Photo © by nrg800
Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales, December 2009
Callocephalon fimbriatum


Photo © by Broc
Corangamite Lake Road, Victoria, June 2012

32–37 cm (12½-14½ in)

  • Grey overall plumage
  • Orange-red head and crest
  • White edging to upperparts feathers
  • Yellow edges to underparts feathers

Females have a dark head and yellow spots


Coastal strip in south-east Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Woodland, often of the cooler and wetter variety. Suburban bushland. Wooded coastal plains.


Often inconspicuous, hidden in foliage, and best discovered by the sounds of breaking seed capsules.


Their diet consists of a variety of seeds, fruits and berries from native treeds and shrubs.


They usually nest close to water. They place the nest about 20m up in a hollow eucalypt tree.


Photo © by shutterbug_07
Beecroft, New South Wales, July 2013
  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)
  3. BF Member observations

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