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Long-billed Corella

(Cacatua tenuirostris)
Alternate name(s): "Corella*", "Slender-billed Corella", "Long-billed Cockatoo"
Size: 38-41 cm
Weight: 570 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Long-billed Corella at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Frontal view of two Long-billed Corellas (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lake Newlands, near Apsley, VIC, October 2016]

Long-billed Corellas, together with Galahs, in a dead tree top (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lake Newlands, near Apsley, VIC, October 2016]

Frontal view of a Long-billed Corella in flight (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Lake Newlands, near Apsley, VIC, October 2016]

Frontal portrait of an adult Long-billed Corella (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2014]

Frontal view of a Long-billed Corella (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Long-billed Corella (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2014]

Two (pair of?) Long-billed Corellas in a eucalypt (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Lake Claremont, Perth, WA, January 2015]

Two (pair of?) Long-billed Corellas in a eucalypt (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Lake Claremont, Perth, WA, January 2015]

Two (pair of?) Long-billed Corellas on the point of departure (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Lake Claremont, Perth, WA, January 2015]

Near-frontal view of a Long-billed Corella scaring the wits out of a Pied Currawong (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2014]

Near-frontal view of a Long-billed Corella high up in a eucalypt
[Tuggerah NR, NSW, June 2011]

Lateral view of a Long-billed Corella (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, November 2013]

Lateral view of a Long-billed Corella (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Point Wolstoncroft, NSW, in April 2009]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Communal Mobility: Dispersive Elementary unit: Flock

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Like basically all cockatoos, Long-billed Corellas are seed-eaters, where seeds include those in cones and nut-like fruit.

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