Flaming Pink Galahs!
Look up in the sky and you could see a beautiful pink cloud rushing by. Have a closer look and you’ll realise it’s actually a flock of pink Galahs squawking and carrying on. There will be plenty of larrikin behaviour from these clowns of the sky to laugh at this month. Whether they are hanging upside-down on a telegraph line, bobbing their heads in a dance or playing soccer with pebbles on the ground, you will see why ‘galah’ is Aussie slang for a silly person.
The Galah is such a common sight to us that many people just take them for granted and the Galah can go unnoticed or unappreciated. However as you’ll find out, there are plenty of amazing things about the Galah.
Do the Gang-gang Style with your favourite Red-head this winter
If you wander into your backyard one morning and discover a bobbing red crest and a rhythmic crunch, this probably won’t be the first red-head you’ll catch in its prime this winter.
Gang-gang Cockatoos love to visit backyards and parks in the wintertime to munch on their favourite foods. They are especially fond of dining in Canberra, and as a reward for their loyalty have become the ACT’s animal emblem.
Enjoy a day-long sunset with the fiery tailed Glossy Black-Cockatoo
If you wander into your backyard one evening and discover that it seems to have rained little white pinecones, the lovable Glossy Black-Cockatoo may have just paid you a visit.
The Glossy Black loves to munch heartily on the seeds of casuarina trees. After it’s done, the discarded cones decorate the ground below like crisp leaves in autumn.
Enjoy a Bold Backyard Beauty with the Pink Cockatoo
If you stumble across an exotic looking pink cockatoo who seems to be wearing a red and white headdress, you are witnessing the bold beauty of the Pink Cockatoo.
The Pink Cockatoo is admired far and wide in Australia for its unique beauty. The gentle splashes of pastel pink across the front of its body set it apart from its Sulphur Crested Cockatoo brothers and sisters. It's pale pink colour, and red, yellow and white crest, also help you tell it apart from the Galah.
You’re invited to a backyard party with the social Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is Australia’s most famous cockatoo, making his mark with his signature yellow crest and wings. This is what gives this chirpy fellow his name, as sulphur is the same bright yellow colour as his crest.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are very adaptable and have become a common sight to people living in suburbs all over Australia. They don’t have any trouble finding their own food, and your backyard may just be a great source.
Marvel at a Flying Rainbow in your Backyard with the Superb Parrot
The breathtaking Superb Parrot didn’t get his name by accident.
As this small and graceful parrot flies, his brightly coloured feathers of red, green, yellow and blue will make it look as though he is painting a rainbow in the sky for you to enjoy.
If you are the audience of the Superb Parrot’s homegrown art, you are one of the lucky few.