Our Mystery Animal is the Galah!

Our mystery animal is the Galah!

The scientific name for this animal is 𝘊𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢

An unmistakable species of cockatoo, a Galah is a familiar sight in much of Australia. It can be distinguished easily from other cockatoos by its distinctive grey and pink plumage.

It has a short crest, which it can erect, and looks just like a cap when it is lowered, and ranges from white to pink. The male and female can be distinguished by their eye colour: dark brown for the male and red to pinkish-red for the female. Juveniles have a wash of grey on their underparts, reaching full adult plumage when they are about a year old.

Galah’s can live in flocks of up to 1000 individuals! Their acrobatic posture allows them to swing and hang upside down, often only by one foot, as they mainly feed on seeds. The birds share the nesting and parenting duties of their offspring, with the young ones staying with their parents for months or even years!

Curious? Check out the links below for more!

Australian Museum