Saturday, December 5, 2009


The Galah is much-loved in suburban Adelaide for its funny antics amongst the treetops and the way you can get quite close to them when they are picking about on the ground, after seeds and insects.

Galahs have benefited mankinds intervention into Australia, as they clearing of forests resulting in more grassland, and the introduction of dams in arid areas, are much to their liking.  They do raid crops but they also eat weed seeds.  The name of Galah was given to them by the Aboriginal people. 

They chatter and mimic, are beautiful and acrobatic - and unfortunately this has made them popular as caged birds.  To see them fly across the sky in huge flocks is much better than watching them in a cage.

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