The Long-billed Corella is a medium-sized white cockatoo. It is usually seen in trees, such as gum trees, or feeding in flocks on the ground. It makes a two-syllable yodelling call and also shrieks when alarmed.
What the Long-billed Corella looks like
The Long-billed Corella is 38-41 cm in length. It is white with pale yellow under its wings and tail. The Long-billed Corella has red markings between its beak and eyes and across its throat. It has a long bone-coloured beak, a bare blue ring around its dark brown eyes and grey legs and feet.
Where the Long-billed Corella lives
What the Long-billed Corella eats
The Long-billed Corella eats seeds, roots, bulbs and insects. It feeds on the ground.
How the Long-billed Corella breeds
Long-billed Corellas usually mate for life.
The adults breed from winter until summer. Both parents prepare the nest.
The female lays one to four (usually two) eggs in a hole in a tree. Both parents sit on the eggs to keep them warm.
The chicks hatch after three and a half weeks. Both parents feed them.
The chicks leave the nest after seven to eight weeks. Both parents feed them for another three weeks.