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One of the most common yet beautiful cockatoos is called Galahs, which means ‘Idiot.’

One of the most common yet beautiful cockatoos is called Galahs, which means ‘Idiot.’

Galahs are one of the prettiest and most common cockatoos in Australia. However, their name aboriginally means ‘Idiot.’

I have always been intrigued by the beautiful colors and personality a Galahs possess. In my opinion, although common, they are one of the prettiest birds in Australia.

 



 

 

However, the thing that I want to highlight here is how does the avian naming convention work. Where so many birds share the colloquial names of human body parts, others are simply called ‘Idiots’ and ‘Clowns.’

 



 

 

Galahs are one of the most common species of cockatoo. They are native to Australia and are frequently seen living their lives in urban areas like pigeons.
These birds are known for their friendly nature. They are quite friendly and happily hang out with other common urban parrots.

 



 

 

Their name “galah” comes from gilaa, in the Aboriginal language of Yuwaalaraay, and translates to “idiot” or “clown.” Although, they earned this name for their habit of making a lot of noise.

 



 

 

Thanks to their flashy colors and beautiful feathers, they are also called gaudy.
These pretty birds are popular pets due to their looks and general friendliness.

 



 

 

The best part is, like most parrots, they can live long, healthy lives in captivity as long as they are provided with space, nutrition, and socializing they require. Just remember, they are very noisy.

Article source: Diply

Image source: Instagram

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