A question about Corellas

To: "'Lee & Margi'" <>, <>
Subject: A question about Corellas
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:57:41 +1000
Hi Lee,

Both Little and Long-billed Corellas are resident here in Penrith, just west
of Sydney, NSW and appear in large flocks in our local park. Sometimes the
flocks are mixed, however although both types occasionally appear at the
feeder in my garden, I have never seen mixed types there, i.e. I either get
a bunch of Long-billed or a pair of Littles.

I queried the fact here a few years ago that the guides did not show
Long-billed Corellas in this area and was advised that as those around
Sydney were considered to be escapees from captivity, they were not
included. However the recent editions of Pizzey etc now show them all up the
East Coast.

With regard to the yellow underwing wash, both Pizzey and Knight and Jim
Fleggs Photographic Field Guide describe both species as having a yellow
underwing and under tail wash.

There are fairly clear photos of both on my site at
Which may help you

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia


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