The Rosebreasted or Galah

(Eolophus Roseicapillus)

 

Galahs are found throughout the entire Australian continent usually in small groups or larger flocks in the Australian savannas and open grasslands. They rarely seek food in trees, which are used, for resting and sleeping. They prefer to feed on the ground generally in cultivated areas searching for cereal grains, green shoots, weed seeds, and occasional insects and larvae.

 

The Galah breeding season is largely determined by climatic conditions. The onset of rain and warmer spring weather initiates breeding activity in California, usually beginning in February and lasting through late April and early May.

 

As the breeding mood intensifies both male and female prepare the nest by carrying small eucalyptus branches and leaves into the nesting box. The green branches and leaves are important in providing for a sufficient level of humidity for the successful incubation of the eggs. The clutch, which consists of 3 to 5 eggs, is incubated by both the male and female and lasts about 25 days. The young birds normally leave the nest at about 6 weeks, and are usually fully weaned at 12 weeks of age.

 

We are not currently breeding the Rosebreasted cockatoo.  However, the information above maybe of general interest.

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