Little CorellaScientific name: Cacatua sanguinea

Meaning of name: Cacatua is based on the Malay word katatua, meaning cockatoo. Sanguinea is from the Latin word sanguineus, meaning blood-stained.

Aboriginal name: Djayarra (cha’yar’ra).

Distribution: Widespread in the arid and semi-arid areas of Australia.

Description: Up to 40cm long with a 100cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 115km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 10 years 10.9 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html