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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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 3 years ago

    Awwh so cute! :) Love it! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Many thanks Gabrielle!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • vette
    vettealmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely adorable, what an awesome capture. Susan

  • Many thanks Vette!

    – byronbackyard

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture love it.

  • Many thanks Julie, a once a year opportunity!

    – byronbackyard

  • Angie66
    Angie66almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot :)

  • Many thanks Angie!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 3 years ago

    December 5, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making, a only get a couple of opportunities per year to get these shots, if that sometimes!

    – byronbackyard

    – byronbackyard

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