Galah (species: Eolophus roseicapilla) in Seven Mile Beach NP (Gaia Guide)
Eolophus roseicapilla

©Arthur Chapman: Female fluffed up on a cold morning

©Geoffrey: Juvenile with a dark eye and a less white crest

©David Cook: In flight: female in front (red eye), male to rear (dark eye) - the female actually looks like she has a deformed or damaged bill
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Cacatuidae
Genus Eolophus
Species Eolophus roseicapilla



Distinguishing features

It has a pale grey to mid-grey back, a pale grey rump, a pink face and chest, and a light pink mobile crest. It has a bone-coloured beak and the bare skin of the eye rings is carunculated. It has grey legs. The genders appear similar, however generally adult birds differ in the colour of the irises; the male has a very dark brown (almost black) irises, and the female has a mid-brown/red irises. The colours of the juveniles are duller than the adults. Juveniles have greyish chests, crowns, and crests, and they have brown irises and whitish bare eye rings, which are not carunculated. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 35 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 0.35 kg


  • Up to 75 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Galahs are found in all Australian states, and are absent only from the driest areas and the far north of Cape York Peninsula. It is still uncertain whether they are native to Tasmania, though they are locally common today, especially in urban areas. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Several birds calling from trees at American River, South Australia

© Nick Talbot

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