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Giant Foot Warmer

That is a big foot warmer for these High Wire Artists...

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The Galah, Eolophus roseicapillus, is also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo or Galah Cockatoo. It is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia. It is endemic in Australia (including Tasmania), where its distinctive pink and grey plumage and its bold and loud behaviour make it a familiar sight in The Bush and increasingly in urban areas. It appears to have benefited from the change in the landscape since European colonization and may be replacing the rare Major Mitchell's Cockatoo in parts of its range.

 

The term galah is derived from gilaa, a word found in Yuwaalaraay and neighbouring Aboriginal languages..

 

Galahs have a pale grey to mid-grey back, a pink face and chest, and a light pink crest. The sexes appear similar, however generally adult birds differ in eye colour; the male has a very dark brown (almost black) , and the female has a mid-brown/red iris. Typical birds are about 350mm long and weigh between 300 and 400 grams.

Courtesy Wikipedia...

 

If an Aussie calls you a Galah it means you are a fool, idiot, stupid or a loud, rudely behaved person...These birds have a raucous call, fly in an erratic pattern and can fly into the front of cars breaking headlights.

  

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Taken on May 14, 2009