Corella

Long Billed Corella

Occasionally we have heard Corellas calling to each other as they fly overhead and once we saw a pair on a tree over out back fence, but until today, we had not actually seen one on our land.  Today we had two Corella  outside our study window, with three Galahs and a Crimson Rosella for company.

The birds spent about an hour here, before flying away.

According to the Pizzey and Knight ‘Field Guide to the Birds of Australia’, the Corella has been in decline since pastoralisation of Australia because they dig for roots and corms.  Obviously to the farmers this is not helpful, and the birds are considered a pest in many areas.  We’re quite happy to have a pair here, if they are happy to stay.

Corella
I love the cheeky look of Corellas
Corella dig for roots and corms - if they dig up our weeds, that would be fine with me!
Corella dig for roots and corms – if they dig up our weeds, that would be fine with me!
The Corellas stayed for about an hour.
The Corellas stayed for about an hour.
Corella with Galahs and Crimson Rosella
Three galahs and a crimson rosella were also feeding with the corellas.

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