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Little Corella

Cacatua pastinator


Sexes are alike. General plumage is white, with strong yellow wash under wings and tail. Has dull red feathering between eye and bill. Bare blue-grey to whitish skin around the eye. Eye dark brown, redder in female. Bill is bone-coloured. Feet and toes are mid-grey.


Northwestern Australia, southeast through central Australia to Flinders - Mt. Lofty Ranges and Murray-Darling basin. Coastal and subcoastal Western Australia from Pilbara to Lake Muir. In a park at Nanango, these Little Corellas were swinging from the Eucalyptus. Also Galah, Magpie and Peewee about. This park also has a creek behind it and a small dam, with an island.


Little Corellas have more than ten calls. An unforgettable, raucous screech is the most common alarm call; a three- syllable, wavering contact call in flight; a range of raucous calls when coming in to/or roosting. These little 'blokes' where having a very noisy, gregarious time, in the rain. Reference:- Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds. Photos have been edited and last photo was taken on the 3/8/2019

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

A beautiful series and excellent notes. Little corellas are definite favourites of mine. They even let me clean up their mess when they hit my conifers. They are very entertaining, so it's worth it :)

Single D
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Single D

Barker Creek Flat, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2019
Submitted on Jun 4, 2020

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