Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My World; Native Birds;

The Galah; Eolophus rosaicapilla;

"shall we stay or go"?
"Try this, it is tasty"!

" OK then, you win"!

The Galahs love to come to eat the seed of the Tipuana Tipu tree.
The Galah ), Eolophus roseicapilla, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo or Pink and Grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.
It is endemic in Australia (including Tasmania), where its distinctive pink and grey plumage and its bold and loud behaviour make it a familiar sight in
the bush and increasingly in urban areas.
The term galah is derived from gilaa, a word found in
Yuwaalaraay and neighbouring Aboriginal languages.[1]
Source wikipedia

Galah is also a familiar Australian slang term for a foolish person.
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  1. They are so beautiful and unusual. I shall be using the term Galah next time I come across a foolish person.

  2. Great shots, I love the colors on those birds.

    Have a fantastic week
    Regina In Pictures

  3. The birds look exotic to me. I would love to see them around here. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Actually I saw a flock of Galahs yesterday on a little outing from Pt. Germein Gorge into The South Flinders Ranges, but not in any shooting position. It was interesting to read about them, thank you!

  5. So beautiful birds. Seems like they could dance!
    Have a great week
    Now and Then

  6. I love love love these birds. They're quite pricey around here.

  7. They are lovely and interesting birds.

    Do you think "Galah" is sort of like "Birdbrain"?

  8. They are lovely, lovely birds. Those are colors I don't see around here.

  9. The pink color is so girlie and cute.

  10. The Galahs are real pests. Its nice to have a couple of pairs, but when they multiply worse tha rabbits they really are a nuisance. We now have so many it is a wonder thr is any grass seed left to sprout after the long drought.
    Love the Henry Lawson poenm below as well.

  11. Lovely birds. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

  12. They are lovely and interesting looking birds.

    The colour of your ipomea in your header is quite unusual and pretty.

    I think we have many flowers from Australia growing here in the Canary Islands. I've never been over there but hope to visit one day.

  13. As always you have a very interesting post. Those birds are interesting to look at. Well named. Gorgeous colors. Do they migrate?

  14. beautiful birds you have captured in your photographs...i am always loving anything with pink on it...and i must say they are stunning with their pink plummage :)
    have a wonderful evening.

  15. They are such beautiful, colourful birds..

    great shots of them !!

  16. When visiting Oz..huge flocks of Cockatoos would roost in trees close to where I was staying. It was so strange and exciting to see birds that we only see in cages screeching their little hearts out.Note to self..no cockatoos!Did not see the galahs but I would have loved it.

  17. I love the colours of the galahs.

  18. Galahs are so pretty, nice photos, I have been to Auzzie many times but never seen one in the wild, only in aviaries. Pity, maybe next time!

  19. Great shots of the Galahs, they are so beautiful, especially with the crest up!