LONG BILLED CORELLA FACTS INFORMATION HD IMAGES
The Long Billed Corella is a white Australian cockatoo. A Long beak, orange-red feathers around eyes and chest and yellow backside of the wings and the tail are the characteristic features of a Long Billed Corella.
The Long Billed Corella is the best talker among all the cockatoos. It is a popular pet in Australia.The Landing of the Long Billed Corella is an eye catching feature.
BODY FEATURES, LENGTH, WEIGHT, COLORS
The Long Billed Corella has white, medium sized stocky body. The length is about 38 to 42 cm and it weighs around 550 to 650 gm. The bird has 80 to 90 cm wingspan.
The white body with orange-red feathers around eyes and chest make them more attractive. The long beak is pale in color and make Long Billed Corella distinctive from Little Corella and short billed Corella. The eyes have e featherless blue ring. The underside of the feathers at wings and tail has a yellowish tint. The tail is relatively short.
|550 to 650 gm|
|38 to 42 cm|
|roots, seeds, corns, sunflower seeds and dig the roots of weeds mostly onion grass|
|white body with orange-red feathers, wings and tail has a yellowish tint|
The Long Billed Corellas are native to Australia. They also live in wild in Wales and in Victoria. The Long Billed Corella is a famous feral bird in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and in Western Australia. They are gradually expanding their range.
This Corella is found on trees, grassland, grazing grounds, parks, farms and on the cliffs near beaches.
FEEDING AND BEHAVIOUR
The Long Billed Corella has a typical long beak used to dig for roots and seeds. They feed on roots, seeds, corns, sunflower seeds and dig the roots of weeds mostly onion grass. They also eat fruits and some insects. They mostly feed in groups of large number.
The Long Billed Corellas are highly active and highly social birds. They feed together, and are all time busy in digging activity or playing with each other. They also associate with other cockatoos. Because of sharp long beak and their digging tendency, these birds can seriously damage the crops in the farms and they can even damage to the power lines. Sometimes permit is taken to shoot the bird and called as Agricultural Pests. The group of Long Billed Corellas digs holes in the sport ground in the search of food and creates trouble.
LONG-BILLED CORELLA AS A PET
The Long-Billed Corellas are well known for their intelligence and their best talkative ability. They can imitate the words. They can even mimic the sentences fluently and are popular pets in Australia. They make quick calls sounding like ‘Cadilac Cadilac’, ‘Wulluk Wulluk’. But when irritated, they screech harshly.
As a pet, the Long Billed Corella is an attention seeking bird. It gets bored easily and makes harsh noises until given attention. They are of playful nature, they play with balls and other toys. They like to live in a pair and remain happy with the mate.
Regular grooming is needed to keep their white feathery body clean and sound.
The Long-Billed Corellas form monogamous pairs. The mating occurs around July to November. The pair together built a nest and take care of their babies. The female lays 2 to 3 white eggs and incubation is of 24 days.The chicks stay in the nest with their parents for 2 months.
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