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Eolophus roseicapilla

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Eolophus roseicapilla
Class: Bird
Weight: 10 to 14 ounces
Conservation status: Least concern
Life span: 40 years
Number of offspring: 3 to 4 eggs at a time


I Live In Australia

The galah is one of the most abundant parrot species in Australia. They are often found in timbered habitats near water sources.

I Am An Herbivore

The galah’s diet consists of grasses, leaf buds, flowers, and seeds. Sometimes they will even feast on cultivated crops.

Galahs are Solitary

Galah can often be found living and traveling in large flocks. Galahs mate for life; they will only find another pair bond if their other one dies.

Pink, Pink, and More Pink

Another name for the galah cockatoo is the rose-breasted cockatoo. They get this name from their vibrant pink feathers!

Helping the Galah in the Wild

The Zoo supports World Parrot Trust, an organization whose efforts include groundbreaking field research, hands-on conservation programs, habitat protection, education and awareness programs, encouragement of better protections for parrots, and supporting the rescue, rehabilitation and release of parrots caught in illegal trade.

I Am Important To My Ecosystem

These birds play an important part in their ecosystem by helping propagate the forest. By spreading and dropping undigested seeds, they help initiate growth in new areas of the forest and create new homes for others species.


Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.