Fenner is excited to release their 2016 marketing magnet featuring a glorious image of the ACT animal emblem, a male Gang-gang Cockatoo. This image was taken by Canberra photographer, architect, ACT Heritage Council Chair, and researcher at Canberra Urban and Regional Futures UC, Mr David Flannery.
“I spotted this beautiful chap, one of a group of about eight Gang-gangs, in a tree in my neighbour’s front yard late one afternoon. This Gang-gang family sat quietly and knowingly in the tree while happily devouring seed pods as I slowly manoeuvred myself close enough to capture some close-up photos”, said David.
The Gang-gang Cockatoo is a quirky and charismatic parrot, it flies erratically and has a call similar to the sound of a creaky gate. The animal emblem of the ACT, is commonly found in Canberra trees and gardens. While Gang-gangs are also found in the south and east of Victoria and the south-east of NSW, in NSW they are listed as a vulnerable species.
Fenner Communications Committee are grateful to Fenner PhD Scholar Kathy Eyles, whose long term association with David’s photography, gave the school access to the image. David and Kathy jointly share administration of the Mt Taylor Nature Reserve social media page where they both regularly post images of flora and fauna from the reserve.