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Galah Cockatoo 

Eolophus roseicapilla

Hatch date: 2009

Age: 15

Sex: Female

2023/2024 Sponsors: 

Inas R.

Elaine C.-S.

Maureen S.

Wendy Z.

Elizabeth J.

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Population Size



40 years



Regarded as one of the most common cockatoo species, the Galah Cockatoo (also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo) is native to the open grasslands and arid forests of Australia. Adapted to the dry environment of Australia, this little cockatoo is as hardy as they come!

Conservation Status 

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The clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture in Australia has proven to be beneficial for the Galah cockatoo. Crops provide an abundant source of food for their large flocks and man-made watering holes fulfil their hydration needs. Their appetite for seeds often puts them at odds with farmers and in some regions they are hunted as a crop pest. Galahs are also susceptible to heat stroke during extreme heat events, phenomena that are increasing with climate change. 

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Did you know...

That the common name Galah is Aboriginal origin. It comes from the Yuwaalaraay word for 'clown', a named they earned for their playful antics. Today the Aboriginal name is used in preference to Rose-breasted cockatoo, the name given by Europeans. 

That Galahs bathe by hanging upside down from a branch in light rain. Watch the video below! 

That Galah cockatoos cushion the inside of their nest hollow with fresh eucalyptus leaves! 

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