Just a galah doing his morning exercises

@JudyEv (224026)
Bunbury, Australia
October 18, 2020 6:46am CST
We stayed in the caravan park in Tom Price, a mining town in Western Australia’s north. In the morning, a pink and grey galah was busy doing his morning gymnastics near our caravan and Vince shot these photos. The galah was mostly doing somersaults round and round the wire. Two others were watching from a nearby post. He knew Vince was watching him and he seemed to be putting on an act for the camera. At least, by doing this, he shows off his lovely colours. Doesn’t he look as though he is having fun?
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• United States
18 Oct
great pics! he seems to be laughin' there'n that one shot, lol. kind'a one 'f those 'weeeee' moments 'f complete 'xhiliration. what a lovely thingy to waken 'n see. 'xtra bonus such cooperated fer mr. vince. does look like great fun 'n a way to get'cher blood circulatin' :) 'tis a beautiful bird, though i hear many call 't a pest (the blurd facebook page), lol. i'd welcome such, those vibrant colors.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
They have been known to cut through phone lines with their beaks and of course they're deadly in orchard areas. They are popular as pets and usually make good talkers. I hate to see them in the tiny cages that they are often kept in although that seems to be slowly changing.
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• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv a bit'n the destructive side, eh? most sad 'em bein' kept's pets, that confinement... glad such's slowly changin'. i oft wonder how humans 'd feel if'n the same 'twas done to 'em? interestin' though they make good talkers. do ya know offhand how long they live? i know many talkin' birds 've great longevity. which's good'n bad. many times the 'owners' pass 'n the family doesn't wish to care fer 'em. they end'p either'n horrible conditions 'r 't rescues'n display.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx You are right. They do live for quite a long time; about 30 years in the wild but usually more in captivity.
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• India
18 Oct
having fun
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
Yes, he was certainly having fun.
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• India
18 Oct
@JudyEv nice
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@topffer (41247)
• France
18 Oct
This bird is a poseur, I don't think it is a coincidence if he is mainly orange like Donald Trump.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
Everything is orange up there because of the red dirt. He was certainly a poseur. lol
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@LadyDuck (307030)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
Oh my goodness, this bird is too funny, but a very good exerciser.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
He kept it up for quite a long time. Definitely enjoying himself.
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@LadyDuck (307030)
• Switzerland
19 Oct
@JudyEv I am fascinated to watch animals having fun. Cats can stay still for very long time if they try to catch a bird. I watched the cat of my neighbor under the birds feeder yesterday. I was working in the kitchen, he stayed there not moving for almost a full hour.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
@LadyDuck Cats can have incredible patience if waiting for a bird.
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@msdivkar (16565)
• India
18 Oct
Beautiful bird so also photographer. Nice pics.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
He was having a great time showing off.
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@msdivkar (16565)
• India
19 Oct
@JudyEv He must be aware that someone is watching him.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
@msdivkar I think so. He is showing off how clever he is.
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@Hannihar (103862)
• Israel
18 Oct
@JudyEv I see in the picture and it is adorable how he is keeping in shape. He does look like his is having fun and showing off for the camera.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to hang by your legs like that? Then just flip upright again. lol
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@Hannihar (103862)
• Israel
19 Oct
@JudyEv I would love to do that. I would love to be an acrobat and have a magic wand.
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@LindaOHio (49319)
• United States
18 Oct
What great pictures! We don't have any birds like this here in Ohio.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
They belong to the parrot family.
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@LindaOHio (49319)
• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv They look like parrots.
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@erictsuma (5410)
• Mombasa, Kenya
18 Oct
Yes they are really exercising and they look nice
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
He certainly seemed to be enjoying himself.
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@erictsuma (5410)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Oct
@JudyEv Yes they're enjoying
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• Santiago, Chile
18 Oct
Yeah, he does. What a magnificent bird! Great shots too Judy!
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
Thanks. Vince was in the right place at the right time on this occasion.
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• Santiago, Chile
19 Oct
@JudyEv Indeed.
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@psanasangma (4938)
• India
19 Oct
Indeed he is! he seems enjoying it
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
He certainly seemed to be enjoying himself on the wire.
@rsa101 (29007)
• Philippines
18 Oct
Yeah amazing that he was acting like that. l do not know if it is doing that to attract attention or just playing around with the string.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
I think he was just having fun. Maybe he was doing it just because he could. lol
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@wolfgirl569 (33665)
• Marion, Ohio
18 Oct
He does look like he is having fun
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
There doesn't seem any other reason to be doing it.
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@Janet357 (60941)
18 Oct
These are the some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen as far as birds in action is concerned.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
• Saudi Arabia
19 Oct
This bird is very beautiful, I remember the first time I took care of the bird, its funny behavior made me laugh to myself. But this bird likes to bite with its beak and very painful bites, I have been bitten several times.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
Sometimes they do bite and, as you say, the bites can be very painful.
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• Saudi Arabia
20 Oct
@JudyEv where do you live freely like that? if in our place some live in a cage and are cared for.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
@Alandalus99 This is their natural habitat. We see great flocks of them from time to time. This tree is full of corellas which are the white cockatoos.
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@CarolDM (98553)
• United States
18 Oct
Lots of fun!
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
He played around there for quite a few minutes. lol
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@CarolDM (98553)
• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv Glad you had your camera ready.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
@CarolDM We try to keep our cameras close by.
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@just4him (223853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Oct
Yes, he does look like he's having fun.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
He played around on the wire for quite some time.
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@just4him (223853)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct
@JudyEv He looks like he's having fun.
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• Philippines
19 Oct
Such a beauty!!!
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
Yes, they are beautiful birds.
@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Oct
They are certainly a very pretty bird.
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@Corbin5 (206865)
• United States
18 Oct
He really is having a good time. What a gorgeous fellow he is.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
He looks so funny hanging upside down. In one of the shots that I didn't put up, he was hanging by one leg.
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@Corbin5 (206865)
• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv Quite skilled he is!!
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@DocAndersen (29057)
• United States
18 Oct
those are such amazing pictures - it looks like fun!!!
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
Sometimes you fluke the good shots, don't you?
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@DocAndersen (29057)
• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv sometimes you do!!!
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@DianneN (199383)
• United States
18 Oct
How cute!!!! That is a very pretty and colorful bird.
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@JudyEv (224026)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Oct
The pink and greys are colourful. Some of the colour is normally hidden but this one is letting it all hang out. lol
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@DianneN (199383)
• United States
19 Oct
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