Very like the Little Corella I showed you a few weeks ago
but a bit larger and more colourful, the Long-billed Corella,
Cacatua tenuirostris, is a seed eater and, as you can see, digs
up lawns with it's long, sharp bill. People with lawns tend to
complain when a whole flock of them attack their precious
to look at one as though they were planning to play some
trick on you.
in the post below.
of their breeding plumage, their cheeky strut and occasional hop.
In large numbers in grain growing country they can become
very destructive to the crop but here in a National Park I
welcome the sight of them.
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the Logo at right and get to see a lot of birds you have never seen
before or have no access to on your home turf.
oh, they are funny little birds, and they look like they have plenty of spunk! :)ReplyDelete
This is an interesting, and beautiful bird. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.ReplyDelete
Very pretty and cute little birds.ReplyDelete
Don't you just love cheeky wildlife?! You are so lucky Arija to have all these wild parrots around you. Of all birds, they have such HUGE personalities!ReplyDelete
That looks like a fun bird - very nice photos.ReplyDelete
How amazing to have these birds in the neighborhood digging up the yard. I would have a little respect for that beak though, maybe ask before taking their picture! Great takes Arija and thank you as always for your kind comments!ReplyDelete
A beautiful little bird... sounds like a lovely character to have around... a flock maybe less so.ReplyDelete
Breath taking colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Such a fanny fellow:)ReplyDelete
So sweet, at first I thought that he had really big eyes, but then I saw it was just the blue coulor. Very nice photos from you.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful birds! Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!ReplyDelete
Lovely shots! Getting such nice photos of these and the kangaroos makes up for not being able to stay where you had intended.ReplyDelete
Hi there - what a great bird they are. Although lots of them in one palce can convert your "lawn" into a dirt patch rather fast!ReplyDelete
Cheers - SM
Great photos of the Long-billed Corella. We only seem to have the Little C. up this way and they are just so very noisy!ReplyDelete
Oh my this bird is so cute and beautiful!ReplyDelete
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Oh, I love these guys, but I can see they would be a pest with that strong beak. Beautiful bird just the same.ReplyDelete
Stressful week so far.
He looks like a wise old man!ReplyDelete
What an interesting bird! Nice shots showing his colorful features!ReplyDelete
That is one very unusual bird. The blue eye just makes it look plain funny.ReplyDelete
Oh how special, to live someplace where that type of bird flies free! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
The blue around their eyes gives them that innocent look, as if they are saying "Who, me!"ReplyDelete
They are pretty birds, nice photo's, they were very cooperative.
Hello Aria, wonderful photos of this really interesting bird. At first sight I thought how big eyes it has but then I realised that is because of the blue around them.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your beautiful words.
What a bird!ReplyDelete
Aaaawwww Arija, dearest No. My sister continues to struggle but I had to go back to work. :(
Thank you for your advice. I shared it with my other sisters.
A lovely looking bird; especially that blue eye.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a white cockatoo, or any cockatoo in the wild! Precious.ReplyDelete
Nice photos, Arija! I can imagine it's amusing to watch these parrots. - I always made a long stop with parrots in the zoo. They are so smart. Thank for your comments on my blog. You are right about farmers losing their crops, but not only that, having to plow under perfectly healthy looking tomatoes etc because of contamination from the flood. And what a surprise to learn that you visited New England and even have a daughter here! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
It is still hard for me to believe that the exotic birds like this are just ordinary lawn birds. I love seeing them. He does look as if he has a trick or two ready to play. Lovely bird and lovely photos.ReplyDelete
a cool looking bird. I understand why you like them.ReplyDelete
Great shots of this fantastic bird! Would love to have it here too. :-)ReplyDelete
I love that blue eye!ReplyDelete
He is quite beautiful with his red,white,and blue coloring.
What unique little characters. They look like a child that got into their mothers make up. I always wonder at colouring such as this. They look as if they would be filled with all kinds of cheeky habits.ReplyDelete