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Birds in my winter garden - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 21 July 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A pair of Galahs at the bird feeder in my garden. You will note here the different eye colour of the two birds. The male has the darker iris colour.

The Galah is a cockatoo (variety of parrot) and one of the most common native birds seen in Canberra gardens. I see them in pairs but Galahs also travel in large flocks. They live in all open habitats but to breed require nest hollows in mature trees. The Galah is a noisy bird with a very raucous call.

NIKON D750 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 3200 300 mm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Vraiment ce sont de très beaux oiseaux.

21 Jul 2016 5:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What an exotic collection you get and what extraordinary eyes these have. Another excellent portrait

21 Jul 2016 9:06am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


21 Jul 2016 9:30am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful capture ! I see the different "hair" too !

21 Jul 2016 10:48am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I'd love to visit your winter garden. You have the most unusual birds there. These are beautiful.

21 Jul 2016 11:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, really beautiful pink, I've never seen them before. Thanks for sharing.

21 Jul 2016 12:30pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! The petite ones !! Marvelous !!!!!
What a great shade of pink!!!!!

21 Jul 2016 3:20pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible color and clarity captured in the Galahs' plumage!! They appear to be so docile and at home here.

21 Jul 2016 3:42pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....... superbes. Couleurs superbes.

21 Jul 2016 4:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful birds and superb details. The eye color difference is quite interesting and shows up well here.

21 Jul 2016 4:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

OH my goodness. 5 stars from me for this specatcular close up!!!!

21 Jul 2016 5:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They are just spectacular! You have so many gorgeous birds. I would be glued to the window looking at the bird feeder! 5*****

22 Jul 2016 1:27am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose rendu sur le plumage et vue quel rose et ces beaux becs superbe.

22 Jul 2016 3:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Jul 2016 6:50am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

wonderful photo!

22 Jul 2016 6:53am

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

Nice catch!

23 Jul 2016 2:39am

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1/250 second
ISO 3200
300 mm