Notes to readers of this Blog


NOTES TO READERS OF THIS BLOG

Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog. You will see a lot of other Blogs about birds I follow down the left hand side. I strongly encourage you to check some of these out as well, they are entertaining and I love to see birds from all over the world, I hope you do too.
Cheers,
Richard

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Long-billed Corella

Visited the Alice Springs Water Treatment Plant (aka Poo Ponds) the other day and saw 3 Long-billed Corellas. I think I have only ever seen 2 in amongst the Little Corellas before so I am wondering if there might be a younger one with two older ones. They are quite distinctive compared to the Little Corellas when you can get close enough, apart from the longer upper beak, they have wonderful flashes of red around their head and neck: The Little Corellas were by far the most numerous, and it was funny watching both varieties do a little hop, or more a jump as both feet went at the same time, I was thinking they were catching small insects in their feet.


 


And a Little Corella for a comparison:

Happy Birding!

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    Absolutely stunning bird
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

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