Saturday, 2 February 2013

Cacatua rosy cap

In the olden days the latin name for Galah was Cacatua Roseicapilla. Such a great name, however it appears galahs are no longer considered cockatoos and they are labelled with the much less enchanting Eolophus roseicapilla. 

Now don't fall down, but I am almost happy with one of my photographs! Walking home after work today I saw at least one million galahs, mostly eating grass seeds, but this male was alone in a shady tree. Maybe you think the colours are washed out, but I like the low contrast and low saturation in the shade. You could almost be misled into thinking these are elegant birds

Eolophus roseicapilla


  1. Galahs make excellent photo subjects! At least I need something that size. They are such a beautiful bird- I love the muted colours here, and the way they layer their feathers like that. It's framed nicely by the gum tree too. My best galah photo is here

  2. Thanks Louise, your pic is nice also and no clutter around the head like I have. These galahs do have nicely scalloped feathers. My galah pics are usually overexposed on the crest, but I plod on!