They engage in a unique behavior known as “anting”

Richard Taylor



They engage in a unique behavior known as “anting”


Also known as the Rose-breasted cockatoo, it is indeed a fascinating bird species native to Australia. Its striking pink and grey plumage makes it easily recognizable and distinguishes it from other parrots.

One of the most notable aspects of Galah’s behavior is their strong social bonds and love for socializing. They are highly gregarious birds and often gather in large flocks to feed, roost, and play together. These flocks can vary in size, ranging from small groups to massive gatherings of over a hundred individuals. Within these flocks, Galahs exhibit a complex social hierarchy, with dominant individuals often asserting their authority over others.

In addition to their social nature, Galahs are also highly intelligent birds with impressive cognitive abilities. They have been observed using tools in the wild, such as using sticks to extract food from crevices or using objects to manipulate their environment. In captivity, Galahs are known to excel at problem-solving tasks and have been trained to perform various tricks and tasks. Some have even been taught to mimic human speech and other sounds with remarkable accuracy.

Despite their intelligence and adaptability, Galahs face various threats in the wild, including habitat loss, predation, and competition for resources. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their natural habitats and ensure their long-term survival.

In Australian Aboriginal culture, the Galah holds significance as a symbol of love, companionship, and loyalty. Its vibrant colors and sociable nature have made it a beloved and iconic bird in Australian folklore and art.


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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