Cacatua sanguinea

CACATUIDAE

Little Corella

Description

The Little Corella is a white cockatoo with very small crest. Little Corellas are mostly white, with a fleshy blue eye-ring and a pale rose-pink patch between the eye and bill. In flight, a bright sulphur-yellow wash can be seen on the underwing and under tail. The sexes are similar in plumage, and young birds look like the adults, but are slightly smaller.  Has pink throat feathers. It is smaller than the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.

Feeding

The Corella eats fruit, seeds, nuts, berries, plant shoots and roots, grubs.

Breeding

Nests in hollow trees. 3-4 white eggs.

Call

Contact call repetitive and squeaky. A flock calling together sounds like distant geese.

Click here to hear the little Corellas call

Resources

http://www.ozanimals.com/Bird/Little-Corella/Cacatua/sanguinea.html

http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/78585/cacatua-sanguinea-little-corella-australia-northern-territory-mark-robbins

 

More information can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Corella

photo stuart collins
 


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