The Australian Galah



Cacatua roseicapilla


Other name



The Galah is one of the most commonly seen parrots and is abundant throughout most of Australia. It's habitat is mainly woodlands and open grassland. It is usually seen in pairs or in large family flocks. Like most parrots the Galah feeds on the ground on seeds, grasses and fruit and can travel some distance for food, returning to their nest area to roost at night. Breeds mainly from August to November, earlier in the northern parts of Australia. It is thought that the Galah mates permanently and returns to the same nest site year after year. Nests in tree hollows, lined with eucalypt leaves and twigs. Lays between 2 and 5 eggs, with incubation by both parents for approximately 30 days. Young fledge in about 8 weeks.
Accessed: March 2005


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