Definition of little corella
: a small, mostly white cockatoo (Cacatua sanguinea) of Australia and southern New Guinea with patches of bare bluish gray skin about the eyes Little corellas are usually seen in large flocks, such as the one of at least 100 seen near the Swan Bay jetty last month. — Trevor Pescott, The Geelong (Australia) Advertiser, 31 Mar. 2009 At dawn, we would rise and race the noisy flocks of squawking little corellas to the gorges—their naked ocher rock faces pasted against Australia's endless ultramarine sky. — Wayne Arnold, The New York Times, 29 May 2005 —called also bare-eyed cockatoo
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