Bark stripping by a Galah?

To: Alan Thomas <>
Subject: Bark stripping by a Galah?
From: Marg Peachey <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 18:34:11 +1000
Hi Alan,

Looks like there is a hollow there.  Not sure how true it is but my father always said that if galahs intended to nest in a hollow they stripped the bark so that the temperature inside was just right.

I have seen it also here in Kambah just recently.  They are all homemaking right now so that might be the answer.  I would like to hear other opinions and views.


On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Alan Thomas <> wrote:
I noticed significant stripping of the bark of an Argyle Apple in Haig Park opposite the entrance to the O'Connell Hall at Merici College on the weekend.  I have attached some photos showing the extent of the stripping.  A galah was busy chewing away at the bark at the time.  Would a galah (s) be responsible for such extensive bark stripping?  The galah was near a nest hollow at the time.

Alan Thomas

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