The Galah is pale grey above and pink below. The male has dark brown eye and female has red eye. Its crest varies from pink in Western Australia to white throughout the rest of Australia. Juvenile Galahs have a grey breast and a grey eye-ring. Often seen in large flocks of between 30 to 1000 birds. In rain they like to hang upside down from branches or power lines, wings spread wide to catch the rain.
Open woodland, parks, roadsides, playing fields.
fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, plant shoots and roots, grubs. They often feed on seed that has fallen to the ground and also eat orchard fruit and nuts.
Nests in hollow tree. The nesting hole is lined with leaves and twigs. 3-4 white eggs are laid. Incubation is shared by both parents over a 30 day period. the young leave the nest at about 8 weeks.
widespread in suitable habitat. Found throughout Australia, except in the very dry desert regions and dense forests,
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Relatives in same Genus
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (C. galerita)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (C. leadbeateri)
Western Corella (C. pastinator)
Little Corella (C. sanguinea)
Long-billed Corella (C. tenuirostris)