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Gallah Nest

nesting hollow

On a walk with the dogs recently we saw this tree hollow. Tree hollows are highly prized by the local bird life for nesting. 

male gallah

This male gallah was on the job and he took a quick look at me before feeding his young.

male gallah delivering a meal to his young

He just had to stand on his doorstep and poke his head in with and share out the meal to his young. I would have loved to see them, but they were too deep down in that hollow.

gallah feeding his hatchlings

Once the youngsters were fed he gave me a good inspection to see if he needed to worry about me.

gallah giving the photographer a dirty look

He thought he better go and have a chat with his partner about the suspicious looking photographer but she just told him not to be silly, humans can't fly or get anywhere near their babies and she sent him on his way to hunt out the next meal.

Gallah couple, male on the left, female on the right.

Gallah's can be identified by their eyes, the males have brown eyes and females have pink eyes. Gallah's share the duties raising of their young fairly equally.

nesting box for bats

Nesting boxes can also be found in various sizes to accommodate all sorts of wildlife. This nesting box found just a few trees away is too small for gallah's and has a bat on the side, which I presume indicates it's designed for bats to nest in.

Gallah's use nesting hollows to raise their young.

18 comments:

  1. What gorgeous birds!!!!
    How close do you have to be to see the whites, uh, pinks or grays of their eyes?? lol

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    1. Well that depends on if you have a camera with a zoom lens or not ;0) pretty close!

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  2. So is this where the phrase "great Gallah" comes from?? Great array of shots. very interesting indeed. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Gallah's are very playful and they will hang upside down and play chasey, they will throw things at passers-by and pretty much behave like a pack of 10 year old boys. So when someone refer's to you as being a 'gallah', or 'great gallah' they mean you're mucking around like a pink and grey parrot does :o)

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  3. What a beautiful bird, love the pink heads!

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    1. They are really spectacular and I never get tired of seeing them.

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  4. I love the Pictures, and what a beautiful bird, I love to find hollow trees, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. At nesting time these parrots increase their pink-ness and they look their most spectacular.

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  5. Gorgeous birds and beautiful shots too. xx

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  6. What amazing birds, they are a fantastic colour #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's a truly beautiful colour combo isn't it?

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  7. Ha, I'm guessing you aren't in the UK!
    We get little green parrots breeding wild over here and they like similar nesting places

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    1. I'm in Australia =D we are lucky to have some wonderful parrots here.

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  8. How beautiful!! And the birds are so colorful :)

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    1. They make me think of strawberries and cream ;o)

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  9. Lovely lovely lovely creature. You are so lucky to be able to see them in real life. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos. #mysundayphoto

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    1. We might miss out on a lot of critters but we have plenty of our own to make up for it.

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