The Galah commonly called 'Rose-breasted Cockatoo' in the USA. This is one of the most widespread of Australia's parrots, being found in all states. It prefers open grasslands and woodland and is a common species in the cities and towns, and has adapted well to farmed land. Often forming flocks of several hundred.
Galahs form permanent pair bonds, although a bird will take a new partner if the other one dies.
The breeding season is variable, but mainly from February to July in the north and July to December in the south. The nest is a tree hollow or similar location, lined with leaves.
Both sexes incubate the eggs and care for the three or four young. There is a high chick mortality in Galahs, with up to 50 % dying in the first six months.
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When foraging for food these large flocks will often split into small groups as seen here to the right. Feeding is often done on the ground and their food in the wild is dominantly seed, nuts and fruit, and they can cause major damage to cultivated grain crops. For this reason the bird is regarded as a pest species in many parts of Austrailia, and licensed culling is permitted in certain states.
Under Australian law no native birds are available for export, therefore all my Galah's that feature on this site have been breed in captivity and purchased within the UK.
The Pink shaded area on the map above shows the vast amount of Australia that is home to the Galah Cockatoo.
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