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Corellas in the Cove

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janinerFri, 31/05/2019 - 5:19pm
A flock of little corellas in the Cove
Corellas in the Cove

In the last few years a flock of corellas have settled in Port Stephens. They make daily visits to the Cove, accompanied by a lot of noise. Last week the flock consisted of over 100 birds of "little corellas" plus three long-billed corellas.There was one tame little corella that unexpectedly landed on my husband Bob.

Corellas feed on grasses and seeds and especially like lawns. The long-billed species uses its upper beak as a digging tool and it especially likes onion weed. In large numbers,they are considered a pest by farmers.

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