Galahs in Tintinara

Galah, Tintinara, SE South Australia

Galah, Tintinara, SE South Australia

On my recent visit to Tintinara in the upper south east region of  South Australia I went for a drive around town checking out the local birds. At several points I stopped to take some photos. The shot above of a Galah perched in a gum tree lit by the early morning sunshine is rather pleasing to the eye. It’s almost as if it was posing for me.

I’m not sure if it is a male or female. Even enlarging the photo digitally I can’t see if the eye is brown (male) or red (female). Going by the rich colours of the breast feathers, I’d say it is probably a male. It also looks like it is perching near a hollow; perhaps it is where he and his mate nested during the recent breeding season. There was another Galah a little higher up in the tree.

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2 Responses to “Galahs in Tintinara”

  1. Eileen says:

    What a pretty bird, love the color!

  2. Deborah says:

    isn’t it great when they helpfully pose for the picture? :-)

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