Australian Animals Student Name: Maryam
Common Name: GALAH
Description: A galah is a familiar sight in much of Australia. It can be distinguished easily from other cockatoos by its distinctive gray and pink plumage. It has a short crest, which it can erect, looks just like a cap when it is lowered, and ranges from white to pink. The male and female can be distinguished by their eye colour: dark brown for the male and red to pinkish-red for the female.
Habitat: It occupies a range of habitats, including woodland, grassland, and shrubland. It also adapts well to urban areas, pastures, parks, and agricultural land, though it avoids dense forests.
Location: The Galah lives in most parts of Australia, including some offshore islands, and it has been introduced to Tasmania. It occupies a range of habitats, including woodland, grassland, and shrubland. It also adapts well to urban areas, pastures, parks, and agricultural land, though it avoids dense forests.
Diet: Galahs are herbivores (granivores) and eat mainly seeds and grains they find on the ground. Their diet may also include fruits, nuts, berries, grasses, green shoots, leaves, and barks from trees.
Conservation Status: Not endangered
· The Galah birds belong to the Cockatoo family and are known for their attractive colouring.
· The Galah is known to be an interactive and extremely human-friendly bird. They are very responsive and always ready to indulge in play.
· Galah cockatoos have been recorded to live up to 72 years in the wild when they follow a strict and healthy diet religiously.
· Galahs sometimes breed with other species of cockatoo