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Posted By: RobG, 12-22-2014, 03:27 AM

Male Galah
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And today I found out that you can tell the male from female by their eyes. The male's eyes are dark.

Galahs - gender by eyes
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PS DA*300 + HD DA 1.4x TC hand held.

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Great shots.

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They're so adorable!!!
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Great shots.

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They're so adorable!!!
They're pretty, and pretty noisy!
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I have three parrots, so I am completely aware of that fact.

Oops, what I really meant to say was "WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY? I COULDN'T HEAR YOU!!!"

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QuoteOriginally posted by AussieTrev Quote
The name is used in Australia for a person that is a bit of a fool, and the bird is well named, stupid as, but very entertaining.

Rob, great shots. We have lots here at Guyra, but I haven't got out to try my hand at shooting them, with the camera of course.
Parrots are far from stupid. They are very intelligent, can problem solve and those that talk can frequently use the words they have learned appropriately.
No Galahs here but do have other parrots, two of them cockatoos--Little Corella/Bare-eyed and Goffin's.

Rob, excellent photos.

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Sounds like a plan! I'd be interested to see if they look any different.
Thanks Des! Agreed, parrots are generally very intelligent and what we might say is "stupid" behaviour is often them playing. I watched a Corella (another local species of parrot) trying to play with another Corella by poking at the other bird with its beak then rolling on its back. It was also playing with a stick. Galahs seem to go a little crazy sometimes, flying around like mad things after some sort of trigger; it can be a problem when cars are around. You're right, many Australian birds have names taken from European species which look superficially similar but are generally unrelated like the Robin or Magpie.
I've seen my Goffin's preening her feathers with a feather that she moulted. Looked as if she was combing them. I gave her a scoop one day and she was using it to scoop out food from her food dish and then holding the scoop with her foot and eating out of that.

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