Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla


The Galah is seemingly the most prolific Australian parrot. Adults have two predominant colours – grey and deep pink. The male has black eyes and the female has reddish-brown eyes. They group together to feed on the ground preferably in the morning or at the end of the day. The rest of the time is spent sheltering in trees. The Galah is a strong, fast flier allowing it to travel a long way between its perch and its feeding ground.


CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Psittaciformes
FAMILY : Cacatuidae
WEIGHT : 300-400 g
CLUTCH SIZE : 2-6 eggs
INCUBATION : 22-26 days
DIET : seeds, fruit, berries, hazelnuts or nuts, grasses, roots, young shoots, buds, insects and larvae.
NATURAL HABITAT : it frequents wooded areas, near water, urban areas, parks and gardens
RANGE : Australia

Conservation status

Conservation status info

Rocher des Aigles

LC: Least Concern

The Galah is considered to be a parasite by Australian farmers and as it is not legally protected, it can be killed, trapped or poisoned to reduce agricultural losses. The sale of young birds which are transported from one region to another is leading to some genetic confusion.