Creation: Galah

Eolophus roseicapillus

Galah1Galah2Galah3Pics taken by RachaelB, in Victoria, Australia

The Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus), also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, found in almost all parts of mainland Australia. The word galah is derived from Australian Aboriginal languages.
Galahs are about 14 in long and weigh 270–350 g. The genders appear similar, but the male has very dark brown (almost black) irises, and the female has medium-brown or red irises. The colors of juvenile galahs are duller than the adults.
Flocks of galahs will often congregate and forage on foot for food in open grassy areas. These birds nests in tree cavities. The eggs are white and there are usually two or five in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for about 25 days, and both the male and female share the incubation. The chicks leave the nest about 49 days after hatching.
Like most other cockatoos — and unlike too many humans — Galahs are monogamous and form strong lifelong bonds with their partners.
H/t Project Noah

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6 years ago

Beautiful. Thank you Dr. Eowyn.

6 years ago

Nothing refreshes the soul like an encounter with Nature.

6 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this lovely post. I love the apricot color of their breasts. It also sounds like these cockatiels have a better understanding of proper family life than many people in this country and the world.

Debra Beth Biwer-Maddox


5 years ago

In my living room are three of God’s gifts to me. A semi-naked elderly African grey parrot, a magnificent 23 year old Moluccan cockatoo who has endless conversations with me and a rascal of a 12 year old Goffin cockatoo. I got them all suddenly in the space of 3 months two years before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. If you don’t think God works in mysterious ways, it is my belief that these were his gift to me to prepare my determination to live as long as I possibly can so these birds will have a happy home… Read more »