perched on a branch
Galah perched on a branch © Jessy Willemse

Australian Animals

Who You Calling a Galah?

The humorous antics of these iconic Australian cockatoos led to their name being applied to anyone acting the fool.  Galahs do indeed sometimes seem to be just having fun like taking turns to slide down cables and wires. They are easy to identify with their distinctive pink and grey plumage. They have a bouncing acrobatic flight and feed on seeds, mostly from the ground. They form huge, noisy flocks that roost together at night. Did you know that Galahs also form permanent pair bonds?

Click here to learn more about other Australian cockatoos.

Here are some of our favourite Galah photos.

shows off its beautiful colors
Galah shows off its beautiful colors © Gary Coker
2016 Photo Competition Winner
Galahs at play 2016 Photo Competition Winner © Beth Garland
perched on a branch
Galah perched on a branch © Jessy Willemse
2016 Photo Competition Winner
Galah on fence 2016 Photo Competition Winner © Georgina Mann