As we approach spring here, in Australia, breeding season is about to start for many of our birds. Recently, on a visit to the Botanic Gardens at Williamstown, I photographed a pair of Long-billed Corellas which had made their nest in the hollow of a Palm Tree.
Usually, these birds would find a hollow in a large Eucalypt. Long-billed Corellas breed from August until December and will lay two to four eggs.
Galahs become mates for life and form permanent pairs. Easily identified by her red irises, the female will lay 2 – 4 eggs.
Breeding season for Galahs, in the south of Australia, is July to December.
In this photograph, the female bird has a dirty face, which she would have gotten from working on her nesting hollow.
Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans) breed from September to January. They nest in tree hollows high in tall Eucalypts, laying four to eight eggs.
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