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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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Found mostly in Australia, the galah cockatoo, also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, undergoes various mutations.
The Big Wombat aspires to the folk pantheon that includes the Big Banana at Coifs Harbour, the Big Cigar at Churchill, the Big Gumboot at Tully, and the Big Galah at Kimba, although it does not follow the typical pattern of the 150 plus big things in Australia.
una buena camareta en medio del cortijo del rey sin ventana y sin puerta, solamente una ventanica cantidad que pudiera entrar el galah ['sacerdote'] (Mle1: 307b) (7);
58) John Lee, 'A Little Bit of History', Galah 2 (June, 1989), 14.
teka si kuntul atah manulun maso matuk ikan manupit kadi yanapih hana huran galah angalah in supit sipi si kuntul umur katawan kawes Thereupon the kuntul arrives to help, coming forward It pecks those provided with pincers, so as to separate them.
COLIN WRITES: At a place called Kimba we halted to take a picture of a giant galah but then we managed to get Geoff out of shot so we could get a shot of the big parrot.
Later inherited by Sayyid Syamsuddin, Sayyid Abubakar's son and successor, Cegar Galah remained with the al-Faradz family.
She had a garden, said Ash, full of vegetables and marigolds, and a pet galah called Leroy who never left her shoulder.
I learnt how to make different backgrounds on PowerPoint which I used on my slide show depending on the different colours of the birds like grey and pink for the Galah.
Troglochernes dewae has been collected solely from bird nests, including that of the Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla), Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (C.