This pink, pretty bird is actually a cockatoo from Australia. Unlike the elf owl which lives permanently in the desert, galahs only visit the desert sometimes. Galahs are good flyers - a flock of about 100 can fly more than 100km a day. Galahs use their strong beaks to crush their food like seeds, bulbs and fruit. They pair off for life and use the same nest every year. These amazing birds can control the number of eggs they lay. In a good year the female may lay 5 eggs, but when there is a drought, she may only lay 1 or 2 eggs... OR EVEN NONE! After the breeding season, they separate, and each galah goes its own way to find food.
DID YOU KNOW?
Galah chicks feed on seeds regurgitated from their parents. How yucky!