Saturday, 20 November 2010

Don’t be a “Galah”

Local derogatory expression for an Australian who is loud, raucous and not very intelligent. Also the name of a variety of local bird. They have strong similarities!  They are quite prevalent and a flock of them can be extremely noisy (I mean the birds…… although it’s sometimes true of the former!)

GalahTwo Galahs

This variety is pink, grey and white. 

I actually find the lorikeets a more attractive bird.


This group regularly decides to feed in the gum tree outside our bedroom window early in the morning .

more lorikeets

A slightly different variety of these live in Western Australia where they are commonly known as “Twenty-eights”.  Why? Because their call sounds almost exactly like they are calling out the number twenty-eight.

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