Sleeping Galah. 2
An unmistakable species of cockatoo, the Galah,( Eolophus roseicapilla) is a familiar sight in much of Australia. Their gray and pink plumage is very distinctive, they have a short crest, which can be raised and looks just like a cap when lowered,. The male and female are identiﬁable by their eye colour: dark brown for the male and red to pinkish-red for the female. Galahs lives in most parts of Australia, including some offshore islands, and has been introduced to Tasmania. They have adapted very well to urban areas, pastures, parks, and agricultural land, though they avoid dense forest. A highly sociable bird, they are often seen in huge ﬂocks that can number as many as 1,000 individuals. They are not currently considered at risk of extinction. Galahs are, however, considered a pest throughout some parts of Australia and can be trapped, shot or poisoned in an effort to reduce losses to local agriculture, especially in grain-producing districts. The birds in these prints was spotted in Hatta-Kulkyne National Park in southern Australia adjacent to the Murray River and containing a lake system wet only when conditions allow.
By Janet Luxton
- Print type: Giclee
- Hahnemuhle Museum etching paper 350gm
- Editions size: 75/ 45
- 11x15 inches & 16.5 x 23 inches.
- Signed and numbered: Yes
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