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Eolophus roseicapilla


Galahs are about 35 cm (14 in) long and weigh 270–350 g (10–12 oz). They have a pale silver to mid-grey back, a pale grey rump, a pink face and chest, and a light pink mobile crest. They have a bone-coloured beak, and the bare skin of the eye rings is carunculated. They have grey legs.


Spotted next door to my cousins place in Kincumber South on the Central Coast of NSW

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JamesPriest2 5 years ago

Hi Ava. Yes I think the drought has something to do with it. I think a lot more of the parrots and cockatoos are being seen more in suburban areas closer to cities for awhile now because there have been ongoing droughts in countries areas on and off for quite a number of years now. If they don't have a specific thing they feed on that's only found in one area they are attracted to where ever they can get food and water I would say

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Most of the parrots here (a dozen species?) are incredibly adaptable. We are in a small valley with forest up the sides. Galahs, Corellas Swift parrots, Eastern Rosellas, Raainbows, King Parrots all used to only stay further down on the open flatter areas but over the last decade I've seen some of those higher up at the forest margins. Could it be the several droughts over the past 15 years and/or the relentless clearing and building by humans ??

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Do you think you're seeing them in unusual places because of the drought?

JamesPriest2 5 years ago

Thank you Mark. I was visiting my cousins when I saw these particular Galahs. I am seeing them more often where I live in the outer Western suburbs of Sydney which wasn't a common thing once.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

We have some visiting at the moment which is unusual for our area.
Yet another of Oz's wonderful parrots.

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Gosford, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Sep 8, 2018
Submitted on Sep 13, 2018

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