Yum, Nutbush! by byronbackyard

Little Corellas are mostly white, with a fleshy blue eye-ring and a pale rose-pink patch between the eye and bill. In flight, a bright sulphur-yellow wash can be seen on the underwing and under tail. The sexes are similar in plumage, and young birds look like the adults, but are slightly smaller.
The scientific name for Little Corella, Cacatua sanguinea, means ‘Blood-stained Cockatoo’ and refers to the dark pink markings between the eye and the bill.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Oh Deb how cute, what a fabulous adorable capture! Love it!

  • Many thanks Tina, they’re in this tree for a very short time once a year, I missed it last year!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Great capture! :D

  • Many thanks Donna, it’s a very brief, once a year occasion and easy to miss them!

    – byronbackyard

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, 30/11/2011….Shirley

  • Many thanks EdsMum, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Had one for a pet for 30 years, loved him so much and talk the leg off an iron pot. Great with doing tricks and calling my father when the telephone rang. ..Shirley

  • Haha that’s wonderful, 30 years is a good life for a parrot and no doubt a very happy one with you!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A terrific capture Deb. These guys must be just about all over Oz I think.

  • Many thanks Al, yep they sure have a strong personality!

    – byronbackyard

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 3 years ago

    seen these fellows on the road into town ………………… such characters, another beautiful image

  • Many thanks Louise, they are such characters!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    MARCH 24th, 2012
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  • Many thanks Mary, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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