Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Female
Ellura
Galah
Male, back
 
    
Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Cockatoo (Cacatuidae)
Species: Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus)
This Photo:     Male, front
Synonyms: Cacatua roseicapilla, Eolophus roseicapilla

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Pink breast, grey back and wings. Noisy bugger. They have character.
The main difference between the genders is the eye colour (male's are black/dark brown & female's are red/light brown).
Notice in the photo's both crest up and down, as well as cheek feathers covering the beak or not.
The male bobbing up and down is probably a sign of territory defence.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Feb-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)