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Eolophus roseicapilla (Galah)

Synonyms: Eolophus roseicapillus

Wikipedia Abstract

The galah /ɡəˈlɑː/ (Eolophus roseicapilla) also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia. The term galah is derived from gilaa, a word found in Yuwaalaraay and neighbouring Aboriginal languages.
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Eolophus roseicapilla albiceps (Galah) (Attributes)
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Eolophus roseicapilla roseicapilla (Galah) (Attributes)


Adult Weight [1]  292 grams
Clutch Size [2]  4
Fledging [1]  56 days
Incubation [2]  24 days
Mating Display [3]  Acrobatic aerial display
Mating System [3]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [4]  40 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  14 inches (35 cm)
Female Maturity [1]  0 years 12 months


Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Erodium crinitum[5]
Ficus leucotricha (desert fig)[6]

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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Attributes / relations provided by
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2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Food of some birds in eastern New South Wales: additions to Barker & Vestjens. Emu 93(3): 195–199
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7Olsen, J., Judge, D., Fuentes, E., Rose, AB and Debus, S. (2010). Diets of Wedge-tailed Eagles (Aquila audax) and Little Eagles (Hieraaetus morphnoides) breeding near Canberra, Australia Journal of Raptor Research 44: 50–61
8Olsen, J., E. Fuentes, DM Bird, AB Rose, and D. Judge. 2008. Dietary shifts based upon prey availability in Peregrine Falcons and Australian Hobbies breeding near Canberra, Australia Journal of Raptor Research 42:125–137
9Some aspects of the biology of the Black Falcon Falco subniger S. J. S. Debus and J. Olsen, Corella, 2010, 35(1): 29–36
10Diet and habitat of the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) living near Melbourne, Elizabeth Lavazanian, M. App. Sc. thesis, Deakin University (1996)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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