This one is sitting on the top strand of a four foot fence just to get at the top of the grass. it was so preoccupied with what it was doing that I got to within about ten feet and took about a million photos. LOL.. This shot was taken near Lake Ginninderra in Canberra.

Galahs are found in all Australian states, and are absent only from the driest areas and the far north of Cape York Peninsula. It is still uncertain whether they are native to Tasmania, though they are locally common today, especially in urban areas. 4. They are common in some metropolitan areas, for example Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne, and common to abundant in open habitats which offer at least some scattered trees for shelter. The changes wrought by European settlement, a disaster for many species, have been highly beneficial for the galah because of the clearing of forests in fertile areas and the provision of stock watering points in arid zones.

Flocks of galahs will often congregate and forage on foot for food in open grassy areas.

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galah, wildlife, birds

Comments

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 4 years ago

    That’s one big smile he’s got Al, a great capture and narration mate, well done

  • Thanks very much Clive.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 4 years ago

    She’s a very cheeky looking Galah Al! :) Great shot! A bit of trivia, girls have pink eyes! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks Gabe. I thought they all had pink eyes. Now I know better.LOL.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent, Al!

  • Thanks Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago


    11/22/10 one a day with a limit of 20

  • Thank you Karen.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Janice!

    – shortshooter-Al

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Love the soft color tones and what a gorgeous bird.

  • Thank you muchly Sue.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture here Al. Well done.

  • Thanks Ralph. It was very cooperative I must say.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Super capture Al, very well done.

  • Thanks a lot Bec.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    Looks great Al,..

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this very happy fellow.

  • Thank you muchly Gabe!

    – shortshooter-Al

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