The rose-breasted cockatoo or pink and grey galah is a common bird throughout Australia’s open bush. It is gregarious, inquisitive, noisy and perhaps a little dim-witted which has led to the word galah being used to mean ‘idiot’ in derogatory Australian slang. The sociability of this parrot has made them popular pets within Australia. All species of cockatoo are endemic to Australasia and all form life-long relationships with their breeding partners.
This galah was imaged in the Nambung National Park. The iris of this individual is dark brown tending to black and so it is likely to be male. He followed me by hopping or flying from pinnacle-top to pinnacle-top as I walked amongst the structures. I have pictures of the bird on top of pinnacles but I prefer this composition as the sea of sand shows the desert environment more clearly and conveys the vastness of the desert area.