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Another member of the cockatoo family taken in our yard on the same day and in the same tree as the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo posted a couple of days ago.
The Little Corellas are slightly smaller than the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and have a pink blush around the eyes. They tend to hang around in flocks of several 100, sleeping together in eucalypts in the local national park. They fly out very noisily in the morning return the same way in the afternoon. Their calls and constant chatter are a bit more musical than the call of the cockatoos. They like small seeds to eat - like in this Australia Christmas Bush. We regularly see large groups in trees and shrubs at seed time as well as on the ground eating grass seeds. In grain growing areas they can be a problem as they do like wheat and other grains.

For Bev: cockatoos in the wild don't imitate sounds and other birds. The main Australian bird for that is the Lyre Bird which loudly imitates people, other birds and animals and even lawn mowers.

Best in the large view.

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