Bird of the week (3): The Galah

The Galah, a handsome and colourful cockatoo, can be found in much of Australia but until quite recently was unknown in mainland Tasmania. Now it can be seen in various parts of the island, possibly as a result of deliberate introductions or escapes of captive birds.

Julie was very keen to see Galahs, but apart from a couple of fleeting glimpses we had drawn a blank.  Until Penguin, that is.  As we drove into Penguin a small flock of Galahs was pecking away busily on a grass verge next to the road.  They were engrossed in their business, enabling Julie to get off some good shots.  Here two Galahs appear to be getting friendly:


[25 November]

Author: Platypus Man

"Platypus" is a red herring: I'm English, although my blogging career began in my record of a 2016 road trip to Tasmania. Other blogs followed covering road trips in Newfoundland (2017), the Yellowstone area of the USA (2018) and New Zealand (2019). My current project is "Now I'm 64" , a weekly blog covering UK travel and wildlife, along with bits of history, social commentary and moans about the injustice of aging. I can guarantee a few laughs, and also the occasional rant. Some of it's even quite well written!

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