Watching Little Corellas (Cacatua sanguinea) can be great fun. Take this one reclining on the grass at Sydney Uni with a sprig of leaves in its left claw.
It transfers the sprig to its right claw:
and then picks up another sprig with its left:
and shakes both vigorously like a cheerleader at a gridiron game.
Two corellas can be twice the fun:
Of course all of this is tiring. After a solid morning of clowning around, it’s time for a lunchtime snooze in the trees:
The first four images were taken at Sydney University, and the remainder in Sydney's Centennial Park.
Little Corellas are, as their name implies, the smallest of the corella branch of the cockatoos (the largest is the sulphur-crested cockatoo). They are found in the eastern half of Australia, with sub-races also occurring in north-western and south-western areas. They mostly feed on the ground, picking up seeds and also plant bulbs and corms.