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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Cacatuidae
Genus:Cacatua
Genus species:Cacatua tenuirostris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:38-41 cm
Identification:The long-billed corella is mostly white. It has a long upper bill and bluish bare skin around its eyes. The long-billed corella's lores, forehead, and spots on throat and breast are either orange or red. It has pale yellow splashes on its underwing.
Habitat:Woodlands, farmlands
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, vegetable matter, fruit, berries, nuts, roots, buds, insects
Reproduction:The breeding season for long-billed corellas is from July to November. Nests are built in hollow trees and branches. Each pair has 2-3 eggs that are then incubated for 24 days.
Large groups form as the birds feed on the ground. During the nonbreeding season, large flocks with 100-2,000 birds often form.
Behavior:Long-billed corellas can be very noisy.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Australia
Tasmania
Date:1971-12 Subjects:Slender-billed cockatoo
parrot-like bird
Long-billed cockatoo
Long-billed corella
Cacatua tenuirostris
Cacatua
Cockatoos
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata