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Western Corella

Manitj are endemic to the South-West and were once found throughout Perth.

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Noongar Names: Manitj

Scientific Name: Cacatua pastinator

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat clearing

Will they visit?: The Eastern Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) and Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) are more common in home gardens.

Natural Distribution: Widespread across the South West region and rare around the Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and nest boxes

Diet: Flowers, fruits, and seeds

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Seed and pollen dispersion

ReWild Benefits

Western Corellas are considered absent from the Perth area. Unfortunately, their introduced cousins do a fair bit of damage in urban areas. If you want to know more about Western Corellas visit BirdLife Australia. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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