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1. An Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus syn. Cacatua roseicapilla) having pale blue-gray plumage and a pink breast. Also called rose-breasted cockatoo.
2. Australian A fool; an idiot.

[Yuwaalaraay (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gilaa.]


1. (Animals) an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
2. slang Austral a fool or simpleton
[C19: from a native Australian language]



1. an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
2. Australian. a fool.
[1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language of N New South Wales)]
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Acute pancreatic necrosis of galahs (Cacatua roseicapilla).
Mortality and dispersal of juvenile galahs, Cacatua roseicapilla, in the Western Australian wheatbelt.--Aust.
Troglochernes dewae has been collected solely from bird nests, including that of the Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla), Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (C.
Buckland (1982) applied formal capture-recapture models to data for Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) and Galahs (Cacatua roseicapilla), and found no evidence of senescent increases in mortality for either species.
Reports of xanthomatosis in birds include xanthomatosis in commercial chickens attributed to fat-related toxic hydrocarbons in feed (14); oral xanthoma in a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (15); xanthomas overlying the carporadial-carpoulnar joint (16) and leg (17) of racing pigeons (Columba livia); a case series of xanthomas in 8 budgerigars and 1 rose-breasted cockatoo (Cacatua roseicapilla) (18); periarticular xanthomatosis in an American kestrel (Falco sparverius) (19); and xanthomatosis of the liver in an Amazon parrot.