Galahs form permanent pair bonds, although a bird will take a new partner if the other one dies. The nest is a tree hollow or similar location, lined with leaves. Both sexes incubate the eggs and care for the young. There is high chick mortality in Galahs, with up to 50 % of chicks dying in the first six months. Galahs have been recorded breeding with other members of the cockatoo family, both in the wild and captivity.


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  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous soft colours! Beautiful!

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    A gem of a shot. I love these birds. I used to see flocks of them feeding on the wheat grains by the side of the road at harvest time. Thanks for adding this image to the Native Birds group.

  • Thanks for your kind comment Michael!

    – byronbackyard

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Australia has such beautiful birds. Excellent capture.

  • Thanks Barbara, we do indeed, lots of different habitats so still lots of birds, although some are sadly endangered!

    – byronbackyard

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 3 years ago

    Well composed and wall captured shot of this beautiful Galah..


  • Many thanks Di!

    – byronbackyard

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