The Galah can be easily identified by its rose-pink head, neck and underparts, with paler pink crown, and grey back, wings and undertail. Birds from the west of Australia have comparatively paler plumage. Galahs have a bouncing acrobatic flight, but spend much of the day sheltering from heat in the foliage of trees and shrubs. Huge noisy flocks of birds congregate and roost together at night.
Their call is a distinctive high-pitched screech, ‘chi-chi’.
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • sueyo
    sueyoover 3 years ago

    another gorgeous image :)

  • Many thanks … I love the wings!

    – byronbackyard

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Many thanks Naturelover!

    – byronbackyard

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture….

  • Many thanks Rebecca!

    – byronbackyard

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture!!!!!……….Tony

  • Many thanks Tony!

    – byronbackyard

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    Really like this one – you’ve captured an essential part of their behaviour!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Denzil!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    What a great shot with the dark background. Another fav Mate.

  • Thanks Al, they’re in a dark corner so I’ve been playing around with some new settings!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wow, what a great capture. We used to see lots of galahs, cockies and corellas at our last place but there aren’t any trees where I am now. Unfortunately!

    Do you mind me asking, what was your exposure time and ISO? It must have been pretty fast to get such a clear shot.

  • Many thanks Jan …. you know it’s one of the first time I’ve used Tv (my fav is usually Av) ISO 400 / 1/160 and spot metering!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Well they worked Deb. LOL.

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Your choice has worked very well. Lol, my preferred setting is Manual but I’m mostly shooting static (still life) things so I don’t need to worry about movement. I hope you continue to try this out as it’s worked so well here – I was pulling my hair out when i first started using the manual setting as I had no real idea what I was doing! It’s worth perservering wit.

  • I do use Manual at times but because my ‘thing’ is birds in flight I usually don’t have the time!

    – byronbackyard

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