|Scientific name||Eolophus Roseicapillus|
|Length||14 inches (35 centimeters)|
|Weight||10 to 14 ounces (281 to 400 grams)|
|Life span||Up to 50 years|
|Number of eggs||3 to 4 eggs|
In Australian slang, the word galah means “fool” or “idiot.” Many people now believe this was a mistake. Galahs are highly intelligent, confident birds that love to be social and play. During rainstorms, it is common to see galahs hanging upside down from power lines, fluttering their wings, and chatting with each other.
When a male galah chooses its mate, they will snuggle their heads against each other and scratch each other’s backs as signs of affection. Galahs mate for life and will stay together until one dies, which can be up to 50 years!
Communicate with crest
Every galah has a crest, a bundle of feathers on the top of its head. If the galah feels threatened or surprised, the crest sticks straight up. The crest will be flat against its head if it is calm.
Male or female?
Male and female galahs look nearly identical, except for their eye color. Male galahs have brown irises; females have bright red irises.
Galahs have a least concern conservation status.
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