The Long-billed Corella is a medium-sized white cockatoo with a short crest (not always visible) and short tail, stocky body and a distinctive long upper mandible to its bill. There is a faint yellow colouration on the undersides of its wings and tail, and orange-red splashes on its forehead, throat and an orange-red crescent across its upper breast. The eye ring is pale grey-blue. It is a conspicuous and gregarious species, often seen foraging in large flocks on the ground.
35 - 48 centimetres in length and weighs approximately 560grams
Seeds, roots and grubs.
Open forest, woodland and grassland.
Western Victoria and Southern NSW, From Hamilton to the Coorong, ranging to Melbourne and southern Riverina. Habitat is spreading.
Long-billed Corellas form monogamous pairs and both parents prepare the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young. Breeding season is from July to December. Nests are made in the hollows of large old eucalypts, and sometimes in cavities of loose gravelly cliffs (scoria). The female will lay 1 - 4 eggs on a lining of decayed wood.