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’.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


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  • bowenite
    boweniteabout 3 years ago

    Nice shot. Very well captured. Cheers Gordon.

  • Thanks Gordon!

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  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    An instant fav Deb. beautiful detail Mate, especially round the eyes.

  • Many thanks Al!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Many thanks Wayne, very happy making!

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  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful bird! Terrific capture!

  • Many thanks Ainsley!

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  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

    Very beautiful bird, love the pink, congratulationson your feature!!!

  • Many thanks Cynthia!

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  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Deb, Congratulations!

  • Many thanks Tina!

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

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  • mellychan
    mellychanover 2 years ago

    hello cocky. this is a beauty!

  • Many thanks!

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  • Dawid Groenenstein
    Dawid Groenens...over 2 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Many thanks Dawid!

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