Who's a pretty boy? by girlie

Who's a pretty boy?

One of my favourite Australian native birds, commonly called the Galah. Also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla), this cheeky fella popped his head up to check me out the other day and looked so good against that blue sky I had to take a shot. I now this is a male because he has black eyes. Females have pink eyes, although their colouring is otherwise the same. They are common almost all over the continent and congregate in large flocks. They are gregarious and noisy and fun-loving, very amusing to watch.
What a cute shot. We had a couple of galahs as pets when I was young. Not overly friendly, one would lunge at you if you came near lol.
October 30th, 2012  
Lovely shot, my favourites as well, I'm sure I have probably told you before but we used to have about 50 roosting in a tree in our back garden in Perth - gosh did they make a din at 4.00 a.m.!
October 30th, 2012  
So cute.. He is curious about something
October 30th, 2012  
beautiful capture, he's a handsome boy indeed
October 30th, 2012  
Magnificent capture, Robin. Well done.
October 30th, 2012  
What a gorgeous bird! The pink is stunning, and perfect with the blue sly!
October 30th, 2012  
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Robin, you are doing such a great job of showing some wonderful sides of Australia, it makes me want to come and see these s0-very-different plants and creatures!
October 30th, 2012  
Wow what a beautiful bird, the colours are wonderful
October 30th, 2012  
Wonderful capture, Robin. He certainly is a pretty boy.
October 30th, 2012  
He is very handsome, especially against the blue sky - lovely capture.
I would so like to spend time watching these birds - you make it sound such a joyful way to pass the time.
October 30th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Thanks, Cass. Yes, we did, too. They are not happy birds to be caged and let their feelings be known! Ours used to target our feet with his beak.

@judithdeacon Thanks, Judith. Yes, they are noisy, aren't they? I just love the din they make, almost as bad as the lorikeets that wake me up at 5 am every day!

@okavangohippo Thanks for your lovely comment. You are welcome over here any time to explore this very different environment.

@dulciknit Thanks, Alison. It is certainly a joyful way to pass the time. On a wet afternoon they like to gather and do acrobatics on the overhead wires, wings outspread to catch the rain, screeching their heads off in delight. They are extremely funny.
October 30th, 2012  
Wow!
October 30th, 2012  
Gorgeous!
October 30th, 2012  
The macscot for the month of Pink :-)
October 31st, 2012  
Fabulous close up, they are such characters
October 31st, 2012  
Wow!! So pretty!!
November 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful capture of one of my favorite parrots!
December 8th, 2012  
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