Thursday, December 15, 2011

What a galah!

Galahs are noisy birds, and you often hear them before you see them. They have a distinctive, unmistakeable bright pink and grey plumage, and this, together with their raucous sound and what often seems to be clowning behaviour have led to the use of the word 'galah' to mean someone who's a bit of a fool or idiot.

They're very common around here now, and have adapted well to life in the suburbs, where they can often be seen perched up on the wires or somewhat awkwardly walking on the grass, feeding on seeds.


Stefan Jansson said...

But it is a colorful galah!

smudgeon said...

They have such character! We have a resident bunch who stalk the local parkm no idea what fascinates them so much about it!

Jim said...

Love the title of your post. :) Good capture.