Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Family:||Cockatoo (Cacatuidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)|
|This Photo:||Male, front|
|Synonyms:||Cacatua roseicapilla or Eolophus roseicapillus|
Thank you Alan Melville for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland 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.