Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Long billed Corella

Its raining Cockatoo's on the blog. Among a large flock of Cockatoo's that I spotted, there were a few that were looking different. Turns out to be, they were the Long-billed Corella's ( Cacatua tenuirostris). The bird looked similar to the Little Corella, featured yesterday and for a long time I thought they were the same birds. On a closer look though, the Long-billed Corella had a orange-red crescent across its upper breast and like its name suggests a longer and pointier beak than the little Corella. The upper mandible of the beak is much longer than the lower.
I have always seen these birds as pets or as performers in circuses and its amazing to see how happy and carefree they seem in the wild. 

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