You silly galah

“You silly galah!” That’s what Australians say, usually affectionately, when someone makes a gaffe or does something daft. A galah is actually a beautiful bird, grey with a deep pink chest, and a funny little crest on its head. I spotted a tree full of them this morning, chirping away at each other in that funny voice of theirs.

Common name: Galah

Scientific name: Cacatua roseicapilla

Approximate length: 38 cm

Date spotted: 27 January 2014

Season: Summer

Location: Manly Vale, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: -33° 46.791′, 151° 15.744′

Here’s a still photo of them:

You silly galah


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

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