Parrots | Galah > mate for life | water |

The distinctive pink, grey and white Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) can often be seen around water sources, especially in outback Australia. A wonderful species with a fun personality, they are great to take time out and watch.

With their distinctive plumage, bold and loud behaviour, they are an interesting species to watch. Highly intelligent, they can be see doing acrobatics on telegraph lines and tree branches. You can even see them enjoying themselves around water.

Galahs are monogamous and mate for life. During the courting period, the male Galah chirps and screeches in an effort to impress the female.

Did you know that you can tell the difference between the male and female Galahs by their eyes. The female Galah has pink eyes.


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