The Little Corella (a short billed corella) is wildly distributed throughout arid Australia (not to be confused with the long billed corella which is found only in a much more restricted area in the south of Australia and a very small portion of South West Australia.
They breed from June to October and produce 2 or 3 white eggs. Nests are always found in holes or hollows of trees.
Little corellas may flock together in flocks of several thousand. These flocks will break up into smaller groups at breeding time.
They feed primarily on grass or legume seeds and prefer their natural diet to grain crops.
They love to chew and can be very destructive. While only occasionally a pest for farmers, they have besieged some regional communities and are moving into the major cities as well.Share this: