Galah | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Galah

Eolophus roseicapilla


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The Australian Galah is unique in its appearance with pink tipped markings across its head neck, crown and underneath its tail. When in flight, Galahs are energetic and acrobatic, noisily soaring across the sky, but due to the intense heat, spend much of the day sheltering in foliage and trees.

Native Range →

Most of Australia, including Tasmania

Natural Habitat  →

Woodland, scrubland and grassland

Diet  →

Mostly seeds, berries and insect larva

Life Expectancy  →

Unknown in the wild. Up to 40 years in zoos

Breeding  →

2-6 eggs from a 22-26 day incubation

Group Name  →

Pandemonium

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Habitat loss

Fun fact

The word 'galah' in Australia has come to mean ‘idiot’ or ‘fool’, possibly because of the bird’s playful antics.

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