Long-billed corella

The long-billed corella is easily recognized by it’s long pointy bill. This species has white feathers with an pink edge along the bill, eyes and throat. The crest is white and very small. The scientific name for this species is Cacatua tenuirostris.

A long-billed corella
Common name
Long-billed corella
Scientific name
Cacatua tenuirostris
Color of feathers
White, pink/orange accents
Color of crest
Body size
38 cm
Sex differences
No apparent differences, DNA test needed
Tamed easily
Cage or aviary
Both possible
Common costs


The long-billed corella is native to Australia and is common on the Northern coast. They live on grasslands and open fields. They are getting more and more common in urban areas as well.

Long billed corella as a pet

In Australia this species of cockatoo is common as a pet, while in Europe it is much less common. This largely has to do with its availability in Australia as it is a common natural species. As a pet they are affectionate, playful and generally very nice pets. As any species of cockatoo they can make a lot of noise and like to chew at things. They can imitate sounds and speech better than most cockatoo species.

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