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Western Corella

(Cacatua pastinator)
Alternate name(s): "Western Long-billed Corella", "Muir's Corella" (nominate race pastinator)
Aboriginal name(s): "manyt", "manatj" "nganarra", "binadji"

Size: 40-48 cm
Weight: 560-815 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Western Corella at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

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Lateral view of two Western Corellas (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

Western Corellas studying the photographer (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

Close-up near-dorsal view of a Western Corella (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

Near-dorsal view of two Western Corellas (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Western Corella launching itself into the air; this shows very clearly the pinkish tint on the front, from the head down to the undertail coverts, while the underwings and the undertail are pale-yellow (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

"Western Corella tree" (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

Part of a flock of Western Corellas in flight (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Dalwallinu, 250 km NE of Perth, WA, January 2016]

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