Bark stripping by a Galah?

To: "'Alan Thomas'" <>, <>
Subject: Bark stripping by a Galah?
From: "Judy Corp" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:59:10 +1000

Yes I think so they used to strip a tree in our garden.




From: Alan Thomas [
Sent: Monday, 6 August 2012 4:16 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bark stripping by a Galah?


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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