Galah

They engage in a unique behavior known as “anting”

Richard Taylor

A unique bird species that are native to Australia. Its vibrant pink and grey plumage easily recognizes it, which sets it apart from other parrots. One unique aspect of the Galah’s behavior is its love of socializing. They are very social birds and often gather in large flocks to feed, roost, and play together. These flocks can range in size from a few birds to over a hundred individuals and have a complex social hierarchy.

Another fascinating thing about Galah is its impressive cognitive abilities. They have been observed using tools in the wild, such as using sticks to extract food from crevices, and they can learn to mimic human speech and other sounds. Galahs are known to be excellent problem-solvers in captivity and have been trained to perform various tasks, including playing games and completing puzzles.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
LC
2018
Breeding

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No