General Description

A medium-sized white cockatoo with a short crest (not always visible), short tail, stocky body and a distinctive long upper bill. Faint yellowish wash on the undersides of its wings and tail; orange-red splashes on its forehead and throat; and an orange-red crescent across its upper breast. Eye ring is pale grey-blue. Body length up to 41 cm. Call a loud, quavering, two-syllable 'wulluk-wulluk' or 'cadillac-cadillac', as well as a harsh screech.


The Long-billed Corella is a conspicuous and gregarious bird. They are often seen foraging in large flocks on the ground. They form monogamous pairs and both parents prepare the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young. Nests are made in the hollows of large old eucalypts, and sometimes in cavities of loose gravelly cliffs. The eggs are laid on a lining of decayed wood.


South-eastern Australia


Grassy woodlands and grasslands, including pasture and crops, as well as parks in urban areas.

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