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Galahs - sitting for their portrait

Male on our left, female on the right.

 

If he'd had a hand, I would have asked him to place it gently on her shoulder for a nice classical - old fashioned - portrait! But I wouldn't have needed to ask her to look more coy.

 

It always comes as a surprise to me to realise that huge flocks of galahs consist of couples. Or at least some couples. After a large flock flew off, this tree had three sets of pairs left. Anthropomorphists would say this pair flirted sentimentally, but another pair behaved more birdly and made a show of inspecting a hollow (wrong season for nesting, but maybe they were practicing).

  

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Taken on April 9, 2008