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Old May 3, 2011, 7:48 PM   #1
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Galahs [Cacatua roseicapilla] are opportunistic birds who can suss out a free feed anywhere. They have found abundant water and feed opportunities around many country towns. These pics were taken from my yard.

#1 Who's a pretty boy then?


#2 Still looking pretty


#3 Lined up in the morning sun waiting for breakfast


#4 Tucker's up — get out of my way (next door's feeder)


#5 Across the road in their sand and grit patch


Beautiful birds that can be a real pest to grain farmers.

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Old May 3, 2011, 8:44 PM   #2
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Wow....looks like the local parrot shop had a break out. These birds are actually wild? Unbelievable.
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Bernice,

Nice shots. That is a lot of birds perching on the lines.

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Thank you emptyquiver and jj. Yes, they are most definitely 'actually wild' emptyquiver, but do make good pets apparently (not protected to my knowledge) although if they feel like it could take a chunk out of an unsuspecting finger! That's just part of the flock on the powerlines jj. If you're interested go to
http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/...a-roseicapilla
for more information on these native Australian birds.
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Wow, such beautiful birds! Great shots. Birds in my neighborhood are mostly brown and boring....
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Saly, thank you for your comment also. Don't worry — we've got plenty of the brown and boring as well!
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