Alice Springs Desert Park

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The Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) is one of those iconic, noisy and widespread cockatoos found across mainland Australia and especially in Central Australia. They are often seen the Alice Springs Desert Park, often foraging for food or just being noisy.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Alice Springs Desert Park
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

With their distinctive pink and grey plumage and bold and loud behaviour, they are highly intelligent. You can sometimes see them swinging from telegraph lines, doing somersaults, hanging upside down, tumbling and wrestling with each other, playing like teenagers. Galahs are also known to be monogamous, mating for life.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Alice Springs Desert Park
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Cacatuidae
  • Genus: Eolophus
  • Species: Eolophus roseicapilla
  • Subspecies:
    • E. r. roseicapilla
    • E. r. albiceps
    • E. r. kuhli

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