Whilst the white variety is possibly the most common there are many other types found inAustralia.
Some other types in their family are found in Australia. They are the Galah, Black red tail, the Black Yellow tail, Corella, Major Mitchell, Palm, Gangtheir family Gang and a few lesser known types.
The Galah is a pink and gray smaller bird, once again very common and regarded as a pest by some and a pet by others.
Like its white cousin they are also noisy cheeky and can be taught to talk.
In Aussie slang to call someone a Galah is to call him or her a fool idiot or stupid which flows on from the watched behavior of the Galah in its natural environment.
In Australian slag the word cocky is used in many different ways:
the shortened name and is used for someone inquisitive or a farmer.
Cow cocky, a small famer sometimes with more of these birds than cows, boss cocky, the person in charge, or cockies joy, and a golden syrup which is a honey like syrup considered a treat by the early farming settlers.