little corella

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little corella (plural little corellas)

  1. A white cockatoo, Cacatua sanguinea, native to Australia and southern New Guinea.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 434:
      There were red-tailed cockatoos, casuarina cockatoos, a little corella and a galah.
    • 2018, Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian, 6 April:
      The little corella has historically been confined to the northeast corner of South Australia but spread with the development of agriculture and irrigation, which provided new water and food sources.