Taken with my compact Canon Powershot SX210.
When I walk my dog I usually have the camera in my pocket and sometimes I get some nice shots.
This little galah wasn’t over worried about me and it stayed put while I took quite a few shots.
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.


galah, wildlife, bird, birds


  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    They are just so beautiful Al. I love how he’s all puffed up for you, a really great capture. Just wonderful my friend and a favorite also. Kathy :)

  • Thsnks very much Kath. I’m glad you liked him / her / it. LOL

    – shortshooter-Al

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Super picture, Al! You do have the most interesting birds.

  • Thanks for that Mate. The ones I see from up your way look pretty good too.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Al. I hope this galah didn’t make a goose of himself!

  • Thanks a lot Adrian. LOL.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    fantastic capture Al.. lovely Bird I never even heard of one lol now I get to see one

  • I’m glad you like it Maggie. Thanks Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Awwh what a little sweetie Al! :) Yes I love these birds, they are so much fun to watch.

    Great shot my friend! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you very much Mate. You obviously know talent is when you see it too. LOL.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Fabulous image Al,..The colorful birds you have there is just amazing,..

  • Thanks for that JD.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    What would I know! LOL! Hey can you tap dance?

  • No I can’t. I was talking about my photography talents. LOL.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture Al!….Tony

  • Thanks a lot Tony.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Al. There are lots of these baby galahs around at the moment and yes they are quite tame.

  • Thanks muchly Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful colorful little bird! I wish you could ship him to me! Awesome shot, Al!

  • I’m glad you like it Sue. Thanks a lot Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

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