Gorgeous Galahs

Galahs in southern Australia. Click the image to see the video (screenshot from Vimeo by the green eye)
Galahs in southern Australia. Click the image to see the video (screenshot from Vimeo by the green eye)

We haven’t had wild parrots in Pennsylvania since the Carolina parakeet(*) was extirpated in the 1800’s … and our lives are poorer for it.

In Australia some parrots are so common that they’re overlooked or considered pests.  The galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus) fall into that category.

Click on the screenshot to watch them in southern Australia. You’ll recognize a familiar introduced species grazing with them.  Enjoy stunning cockatoos at the 1:20 mark.

Parrots are gorgeous.

 

(screenshot of galahs from video by the green eye)

(*)The last Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) died in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo on February 21, 1918.  That’s also where the last passenger pigeon died three and a half years earlier on September 1, 1914. 

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