Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday 282 - Galah

The Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), is one of most common and widespread cockatoos in Australia.  They can be found all over Australia, with the exception of some parts of Tasmania.  I still find it remarkable that I often see these birds on the way to work!

Although you may not be able to tell from the pictures, these are two different sets of birds - the first set is on an area of grass near Queenscliff and the second are at a camp ground at Wilsons Promontory.  As you can tell, they often feed on grassy ares where they seem to dig up roots and such like.





Second set





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Cheers - and I hope you preparations for Christmas are all on track! SM


27 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

A lovely bird and great images. I did see some of them but they seemed to keep the distance :)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Chris Rohrer said...

I cannot wait to see these birds in the wild one day. Beautiful!!! Happy holidays!

Phil Slade said...

I'm struggling to think of many other birds with so much pink! Especilly in the UK - maybe the Jay?

Sharon Wagner said...

I hope to live somewhere where I can see birds like this on a daily basis as well. Of course, we have some great birds here too.

Brian King said...

They have beautiful pastel colors! Gorgeous birds!

Lady Fi said...

Such lovely birds!

Andrea Priebe said...

They really are quite beautiful and lucky you to have such a common bird. Not to show my ignorance, but how do you distinguish between a cockatoo and a parrot. They seem to look the
same to me, but there's the two different classifications ... hmmm. I admire your luck with getting your kitties to settle in together. Our little wild child has settled down and would love to be with the other kitties, but she left a lasting impression on the other three and they want none of it. Our other female would like to eat Buffy alive, the boys just don't trust her and hiss when she gets close to them. And if they turn to get away from her, the wild instincts click in and she goes after them ... haven't been able to get that resolved, so we have to keep them separated which turns out to be a pain. I'm open to suggestion :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Marie Smith said...

The rosy colour looks like a neck warmer for a colder climate. Beautiful creatures!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
gotta luv a galah!!! YAM xx

Sondra said...

Wow an eye popping color scheme...Amazing bird!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great color on this bird.

Betty Crow said...

So colorful! Beautiful bird! Happy Tuesday!

Jo said...

Hi Stewart, this galah is a striking bird - very robust. Thank you for your condolences. As you can imagine after knowing Grant for 50 years, I will miss him for many many reasons; not least being the best bird spotter in the world. Thanks for hosting this meme. Greetings Jo

David Gascoigne said...

A very handsome little bird. I am looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with it.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

What a BEAUTIFUL bird, Stewart!!!!!...:)JP

A Colorful World said...

What fun little birds! Such pretty colors. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Stewart!

Cloudia said...

Thank You, Stewart

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

How could y'all not be the happiest people on earth, with creatures like this flying around loose.

Lea said...

Great photos!
They look like they toppled forward into a barrel of red wine!

Missy George said...

Pretty color pattern..Very pretty bird..I have no birds to share this week..Have a Merry Christmas.

photodoug said...

Stewart, good looking bird. Thanks for sharing. May you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Rhodesia said...

Such pretty birds and of course great photos. Hope you have a good Christmas. Diane

Nora said...

that bird has wonderful colors, I would faint if I saw that bird. Just want to wish you a very happy holiday and Merry Christmas Stewart. thanks for hosting this lovely bird meme link up and for being so reliable. Many of the link- ups have closed and I am sad about that. I wish we all were in a group again like the Nature Blog Group. I think someone should start a group before all the link-ups close down. I mostly am at my Island Rambles Facebook page now.

Beth said...

You may envy me my hummingbirds, but I'm right back at you with envy of your lovely cockatoos. Merry Christmas and thank you for a wonderful year of Wild Bird Wednesdays.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is still hard for me to accep that the beautiful Gullah is a common bird ! So lucky! Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy New Year too.

Andrea Priebe said...

Merry Christmas, Stewart, to you and you beautiful family (including the furbies). I don't have your address so I couldn't send you a card, but my furbies made one if you want to visit them https://fromthesol.blogspot.com/2017/12/christmas-at-our-house.html. We have a white Christmas this year which is really nice except it is also really cold. It is bundle up time when Izzi needs to go out . Hope you have a wonderful day ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

koi seo said...

What fun little birds! Such pretty colors. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Stewart!

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