Central Australia BirdsCentral Australia Birds — Index Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)

A common sight in Central Australia, sometimes in small groups to large flocks, the Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) is a widespread species of cockatoo found across mainland Australia. When in groups, they can sometimes be quite noisy. In Central Australia they can often be seen in and around Alice Springs, and along the ranges, especially where food and water is available.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Owen Springs Reserve NT © Dorothy Latimer
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Owen Springs Reserve NT © Dorothy Latimer
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Kunoth Bore, NT

The galahs are known to be monogamous, often seen in pairs, except when one is killed, especially by motor vehicles.

Pair of Galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Pair of Galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), Alice Springs Telegraph Station, NT

The galahs known have a number of other common names including the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo or Pink and Grey.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa Rd, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla), Santa Teresa Rd, NT
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)

  • 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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