"'Julian B'" <>
Unusual Galah behaviour
"Philip Veerman" <>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:34:55 +1100
Doesn't seem to me that either behaviour is unusual. One was preparing a
possible nest site, the other wiping its beak or scratching its face.
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Subject: Unusual Galah behaviour
Yesterday Fay and I were surveying the edge of open woodland adjoining
Tarong Power Station property [South Burnett region, Queensland]. Noted a
pair of Galahs in the fork of a nearby gum. One bird appeared to be
excavating, or at least clearing out, a small hollow about a metre up along
the left-hand branch of the fork while the other Galah, at the fork junction
itself, appeared to be rubbing its cheeks against the right-hand branch. It
repeated this several times.
Never having previously observed this behaviour in Galahs was wondering if
anyone could offer an explanation.
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