Conservation Status: Not threatened or endangered. 

 

These beautiful white cockatoos are found predominantly in south-eastern Australia. They can reach 41cm in size and can be found in grassy woodlands and grasslands including; pastures and crops, parks and urban areas. These birds are monogamous and the parents find a balance between preparing the nest, egg incubation and feeding the young. Nests are made in the hollows of large eucalyptus trees and sometimes in pebbly cliffs. They have suffered significant reduction in number in the early half of the last century due to clearing of habitat, poisoning and shooting. Their main threats include illegal shooting and poisoning, habitat loss, changes in land use (e.g. large areas now used for Blue Gum plantations) and shortage of breeding hollows.

Long-billed Corella

Cacatua tenuirostris

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