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Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo and Long-billed Corella

Cacatua galerita and Cacatua tenuirostris


On the left is a Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo. On the right is a Long-billed Corella.


Regularly stopped by the balcony of a two-storey Kingston house. Cockatoos would usually arrive first, then Long-billed Corellas, who are actually smaller, would chase them away. (I originally thought the Long-billed Corella was a Little Corella)

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StaceySullivan 8 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Sorry Japh. I adjusted my screen and realised the Corella's beak is behind the Cocky's. Our Cockies are suffering a bit at the moment so I have got wary of seeing bills out of shape with tips missing and little patches of feathers not sitting right - similar to CT's breast in this one. It's probably fine... maybe ruffled from the current argument. Great shot.

Japh 8 years ago

Interesting... what makes you think so, Mark?

Wouldn't be super surprising, as I know there were at least one or two others with quite advanced cases in the area.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

CT might have a touch of Beak'nFeather disease?

Japh 9 years ago

Thanks so much for the welcome and kind words, @Argy Bee! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Serves me right for going away. Nearly missed this gem. What a laugh. Two classic troublemakers arguing. Great spotting Japh and welcome to the Project.

Japh 9 years ago

Thanks, @sarahaw1981, much appreciated!

sarahaw1981 9 years ago

Fantastic photo, well done :-)

Japh 9 years ago

Glad you like it, @Sachin Zaveri :D

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Lovely snap,, Beautiful,,,

Japh 9 years ago

Thanks, @Maria dB! It was one of those photos where you take it, and then hold your breath that it turned out as awesome as you hoped :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

What a great interaction shot!

Japh 9 years ago

@Phillip Torres: Thanks!! :D

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

This is such an epic frame! Excellent captures Japh!

Japh 9 years ago

@LuisStevens: Nope, they're fighting over the bowl. Believe it or not, the little one won!

@ShannaB: Oh great! I'll definitely do that then, thanks :)

ShannaB 9 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Japh!! I love this pic!! I would suggest deleting your second spotting record and updating this one to reflect both species. With spottings such as this where there are two species that belong in the same category (birds in this case), it is perfectly okay to add both common names and both scientific names in the correct boxes. (So, for example, 'Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo and Little Corella' in the common name box, and same for the scientific names.) You don't need to split them up. We hope you enjoy our community and we'll look forward to seeing more of your spottings!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Is the big one feeding the small?

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Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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