Little Corella (species: Cacatua (Cacatua) sanguinea) in Yungaburra, QLD (Gaia Guide)
Cacatua (Cacatua) sanguinea
Little Corella

©Alec Brennan: Little Corella (Cacatua (Cacatua) sanguinea)

©Charlie: Little Corella visiting the herb garden. It later on teamed up with a couple of Yellow-crested Cockatoo.

©Leo: Little Corella (Cacatua (Cacatua) sanguinea)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Cacatuidae
Genus Cacatua
Species Cacatua (Cacatua) sanguinea
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is white with a short erectile crest.  It has bare blue skin around the eye and salmon-pink lores. The underwing and under-tail plumage is yellow.

Females are slightly smaller than males in weight, wing length, culmen size, tarsus length, tail length and eye ring diameter. (Wikipedia)


  • From 35 cm to 41 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 100 cm


Similar taxa

Interesting facts

  • When Little Corella play, they become very noisy. They have conversations with each other, and also show off by hanging themselves upside-down with their feet, beaks or both. (Wikipedia)


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


It mostly feeds on the ground, eating seeds including cereal crops such as wheat and barley. (Wikipedia)

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