Long-billed Corella

The Long-billed Corella is a monotypic species. It is one of several related species of Cockatoo called Corellas and classified in the subgenus Licmetis within the genus Cacatua, members of which are known as white cockatoos.

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The Long-billed Corella is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Long-billed Corella is a medium-sized white cockatoo with a short crest (not always visible) and short tail, stocky body and a distinctive long upper mandible to its bill. There is a faint yellowish wash on the undersides of its wings and tail, and orange-red splashes on its forehead, throat and an orange-red crescent across its upper breast. The eye ring is pale grey-blue. It is a conspicuous and gregarious species, often seen foraging in large flocks on the ground. More

The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is a cockatoo native to Australia, which is similar in appearance to the Little Corella and Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. This species is mostly white, with a reddish-pink face and forehead, and has a long pale beak, which is used to dig for roots and seeds. It has reddish-pink feathers on the breast and belly. More

Long-billed Corella, is a species of white cockatoo endemic to south-western Western Australia. More

Excellent shot of this Long-billed Corella in landing mode, love the wing spread, superb detail, wonderful colours, perfect POV, and that d.o. More

The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is native to Australia, specifically they can be found in the wild around western Victoria and southern New South Wales. Feral populations have also sprung up in Sydney and Perth from the release of unwanted birds. This has serious implications in Western Australia where they may hybridize with the endangered southern race of the Western Corella. The Long-billed Corella has a small distribution, usually inhabiting woodlands, river banks and farming land. More

Long-billed Corellas are generally found near streams in grassy areas or open woody areas. They are highly social, gregarious birds and gather at feeding sites in flocks of hundreds of birds. Often, Long-billed Corellas will associate with the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. While feeding, one bird will remain in a tree and keep watch while the others feed. They only feed during the cooler hours of the day, preferring to rest at midday in shade. This Corella, when disturbed, will shriek loudly while taking wing. More

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The Long-billed Corella, Cacatua tenuirostris, is a cockatoo native to Australia. Species are mostly white, with a pink face and forehead. They also have faintly pink feathers on the breast and belly, and yellow on the underside of the wings and tail. The birds have a long white beak, which is used to dig for roots and seeds. Long-billed Corellas measure about 40cm in length and have a wingspan of about 80-90cm and averages 640g in weight. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Cacatua
Species : tenuirostris
Authority : (Kuhl, 1820)