Little corellas form flocks of thousands of birds and can be a serious pest to Australian farmers, if they decide to feed on their grain crops.
Scientific name: Cacatua sanguinea
Little corellas break into grain stores during harvest time.
For native birds that have a diet of seeds, a wheat store is the ultimate place to feed. Little corellas flock to storage bunkers just as the harvest is brought in. The intelligent birds use their beaks like tin openers to break through the heavy canvas protecting the grain.
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Little corella can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Little corella distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
The Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the Bare-eyed Cockatoo, Blood-stained Cockatoo, Short-billed Corella, Little Cockatoo and Blue-eyed Cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It was known as Birdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and eat them. The downy feathers are used in traditional ceremonies and dances where they adorn head and armbands.
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