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Galah

Gentoo Penguin
Franklin's Gull

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Franklin's Gull

  • Leucophaeus pipixcan
  • Terns & Gulls

About the Galah

Also known as: Rose-breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo, Pink and Grey, Willock

The Galah, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo or Pink and Grey, is widespread parrot in Australia, where it can be commonly seen in the bush as well as urban areas such as Perth and Melbourne. Galahs nest in tree cavities and are with their partner for life. In captivity they can live to reach the age of 70 to 80 years.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 20 July 2009
Scientific Name Eolophus roseicapilla
  • Psittaciformes
  • Cacatuidae
  • Eolophus
  • E. roseicapilla
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 May 2017)
Range Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 粉红凤头鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Kakadu Růžový (Czech)
  • Rosakakadu (Danish)
  • Roze Kaketoe (Dutch)
  • Ruusukakadu (Finnish)
  • Cacatoès Rosalbin (French)
  • Rosakakadu (German)
  • Cacatua Pettorosa (Italian)
  • モモイロインコ (Momoiroinko) (Japanese)
  • Rosenkakadu (Norwegian)
  • Kakadu Rózowa (Polish)
  • Розовый какаду (Russian)
  • Cacatúa Galah (Spanish)
  • Rosenkakadua (Swedish)

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