Galah-Corella cross breeding

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Subject: Galah-Corella cross breeding
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 13:16:29 +1100
Hi Listers,

I have been unsubscribed from this list for a long time, but have
resubscribed today to ask if Galahs and Little Corellas are known to
cross-breed in the wild.

The reason for asking is that I was watching a mixed flock of Long-Billed
and Little Corellas in Jamieson Park, Penrith today (probably over 200 birds
total). And managed to photograph these two chicks.


Chicks had typical Galah grey back and black under tail feathers, but white
heads with pink cheeks and blue eye patches. Breast feathers were a mottled
pink/white. They always fed with the Little Corella shown beside them in the
photo. I have further photos if anyone is interested.

Penrith, NSW.


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