They're not real bright
It's true. Hazel and I call these cherub-like creatures 'nature's idiots' or 'iddies' for short.
Most Australians call them galahs. But I once saw a bedraggled, caged specimen at San Diego zoo behind a tin sign which read 'rose-breasted parrot'.
When she was a kid, my sister called them 'town birds' - they love the suburbs, you see. Trouble is, iddies also love wheat fields, and so farmers hate iddies.
These two cuties were sprung fanging grass seeds today in Hilton Park, Fremantle, Western Australia.