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*243. Galah Cacatua roseicapilla
380 mm. Underparts grey; crown pale pink; neck and underparts rose-red.
In 1920 Galahs were liberated from Taronga Park Zoo. There are no records
of this species before or after this release until a the drought in 1941
which resulted in “hundreds” being reported from some districts.
There has been a steady increase in the number of Galahs and they have become
breeding residents in many areas around Sydney. The first definite breeding
record was at Richmond in 1955. The records show that liberations had some
bearing on the large flocks seen today.
Hoskin, E.S. (1991)
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