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Conservation status: Not threatened or endangered.


Also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, galahs fly strong and fast and can be found amongst woodland and grassy areas. They are distinguished from other cockatoo species by their pink and grey plumage. They feed on seeds that fall on the ground - as well as nuts and berries that keep their beaks sharp. They also depend on the hollows of trees for nesting, where they typically lay 2 to 5 eggs. They mate for life and also gather together to form huge flocks - making extravagantly loud noises.  The major threats to galahs are feral cats, birds of prey, goannas and snakes.


Eolophus roseicapilla

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