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Pink Squares 6: Birds of a feather

Who can resist a cheeky parrot? They always look as if they are planning such mischief.

I came across this large group of mixed birds a few days ago, while a friend and I were finishing up a walk in Botany Bay National Park. Busy chatting, we missed our path and ended up on a residential street, which annoyed us as we had to retrace our steps to the turning we’d missed, but did have the bonus of this sight of a few dozen birds feeding. The pink and grey birds are called galahs (rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, pink and grey cockatoo or roseate cockatoo). At bottom left you can see just the out-of-focus yellow feathers of a sulphur-crested cockatoo. You can also see the pointed dark crest and stripes of a small crested pigeon. I’m not sure what the white parrots are called! (Update: pretty sure they are Corellas, thanks to Jude’s suggestion.) But there are enough pink-splashed galahs here to warrant including the photo for In the Pink.

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6 thoughts on “Pink Squares 6: Birds of a feather

    • I don’t see many galahs. I don’t know if they are less common than, say, rainbow lorries or sulphur-crested cockatoos, or if they don’t like the areas I live in. So it’s always a treat for me when I see them. Also in this flock but not the photo was a red and blue parrot (not a cockatoo, like these guys) which I’ve only seen in the Blue Mountains so was quite surprised.

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