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Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella)

Wikipedia Abstract

The little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the bare-eyed cockatoo, blood-stained cockatoo, short-billed corella, little cockatoo and blue-eyed cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It was known as Birdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and eat them. The downy feathers are used in traditional ceremonies and dances where they adorn head and armbands.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.87193
EDGE Score: 1.92745


Adult Weight [1]  1.157 lbs (525 g)
Birth Weight [2]  20 grams
Female Weight [4]  1.076 lbs (488 g)
Male Weight [4]  1.239 lbs (562 g)
Weight Dimorphism [4]  15.2 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  20 %
Forages - Understory [3]  30 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [6]  2
Incubation [5]  25 days
Mating Display [7]  Ground display
Mating System [7]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [8]  47 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  15 inches (39 cm)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Bambusa arnhemica[9]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Falco subniger (Black Falcon)[10]


Parasitized by 
Franciscoloa roseicapillae[11]
Neopsittaconirmus circumfasciatus[11]
Neopsittaconirmus eos[11]
Psittoecus eos[11]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Masello JF, Quillfeldt P (2002) Chick growth and breeding success of the burrowing parrot Condor 104:574–586
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Saunders, DA 1978. Measurements of the Little Corella from Kununurra, WA Emu 78,37-39
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
8de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
9Avian granivores consume flowers, not just seed, of the Top End Bamboo Bambusa arnhemica, Donald C. Franklin, Northern Territory Naturalist (2005) 18: 45-50
10Some aspects of the biology of the Black Falcon Falco subniger S. J. S. Debus and J. Olsen, Corella, 2010, 35(1): 29–36
11Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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