Long Billed Corella or Slender Bill Cockatoo

(Cacatua Tenuirostris)

 

A rare bird seldom found as either a pet or in collections, but certainly among the most gregarious and intelligent of the cockatoos.

 

Found in southeastern Australia, they are usually sighted in smaller groups foraging on the ground digging for roots and tubers with their long upper mandibles. They are closely related to the far more common Little Corella or Bare Eye cockatoo.

 

Nesting generally begins in early March with the laying of 2 - 3 eggs. Both male and female incubate the eggs until they are about 10 days old at which time we remove the eggs for artificial incubation.

 

Their rather formidable appearance accounts for their rarity. There is no better bird for pet companionship. The Slender Bill is a vigorous and playful pet with an aptitude to talk like no other cockatoo we have encountered.

 

Certainly one of our favorite cockatoos and are generally available either parent raised or hand-raised.

 

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