one of the differences between the US and Australia
September 22, 2010
These are Galah, a species of cockatoo common in Australia.
I greatly amused a couple of the locals with my reactions to some of the local birds. Which is to say, lots of species of parrots and cockatoos run wild in Australia, which for an American birdwatcher is pretty amazing. So I would see like, oh, a sulfur crested cockatoo and completely freak out. Like, “OMG holy crap that’s a COCKATOO sitting on a lamp post, just sitting there. A cockatoo! OMG!!!!”
The locals looked at me rather oddly and patted my head in a kind manner. Because, to an Australian, what I had just said sounded a lot like, “OMG holy crap that’s a PIGEON sitting on a lamp post, just sitting there. A pigeon! OMG!!!!”