Two Little Corellas fighting, others feeding on Ixia bulbs and clover

Two Little Corellas fighting, others feeding on Ixia bulbs and clover
Species: Little Corella   Cacatua sanguinea
Subspecies: gymnopis
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Added to IBC: 30 Jun 2017 - 07:34
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Little Corellas were not found on the Swan Coastal Plain until the 1970s.  They now appear to be thriving, probably because clearing, urbanisation and the drying climate have made the coastal plain environment more suitable for them.  They are often found in mixed flocks with feral Long-billed Corellas, Western (Long-billed) Corellas and Galahs, with which they sometimes hybridise.

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Citation

Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1387872. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1387872.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1387872. Video of Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea at Nairns Beach, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1387872.

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